Modern Beach House

House - Entire home/apt · Park Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, United States

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. 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
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1200 /week
Monthly Price: $4000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • 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
  • My boyfriend and I had such an amazing stay at Terry and Clint's beach house:) This was our first time using air bnb and so glad we found such a great place to spend a weekend getaway. It was an easy drive from the Bay area and a perfect place for the average surfer and beach bunny:) The beach house was beautifully decorated and furnished, with a spacious kitchen for cooking. Terry and Clint were so hospitable and gave us great recommendations for beach spots to visit and local restaurants to eat at. Terry left us some homemade pastries and looseleaf teas-so yummy! Our trip was like a dream and we can't wait to come back and visit again:)

    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at the Modern Beach House! We walked in to a beautiful homemade Challah bread that Terry had made for us. It was delicious! They also offered to barbecue up some salmon for us. The salmon was "out of this world"! It was done to perfection and melted in our mouths. The house was perfect for us to do walks down to the boardwalk, and to the pier to see all the sea lions. All in all a great place for us, and Terry & Clint were the perfect hosts. Hope to come back soon.

    January 2014
  • Terry and Clint have a lovely home that was perfect for our getaway with a new baby. The location is within walking distance of the beach (10 min) and the boardwalk (10 min). The space is warmed by a fireplace on a timer, the kitchen is great for cooking and they provide you with all the equipment you will need. The bedroom is cozy, at the moment it's a full bed, but they mentioned that they may be changing it for a queen. It's a perfect stay for a time to relax away from home. Terry and Clint stayed on the premises and were available to help with directions to the sites and restaurants as needed. We would definitely consider coming back in the future!

    January 2014
  • I cannot say enough wonderful things about Terry, Clint and their beach house! My boyfriend and I were looking for a nice romantic time away, and Terry and Clint's beach house was absolutely perfect! First off, the house was adorable. It was decorated so beautifully to make you feel right at home- we felt immediately relaxed! The fireplace was great and added some extra coziness to the house, and the large screen TV (they have netflix for you to use!) in the bedroom was perfect for a movie night. Beyond their wonderful home, our experience was fantastic due to Terry and Clint's amazing hospitality. They always made sure that we were well taken care of- even giving us sourdough spelt crumpets with homemade apple butter for breakfast! So delicious! They were incredibly accommodating, offering up their bikes for us to use and always available to answer any questions we had regarding Santa Cruz such as good places to eat and things to explore, and they always made sure that we had our privacy. My only wish is that we could have stayed longer! I look forward to staying there again in the future! Thank you so much, Terry and Clint!

    January 2014
  • A perfect winter getaway.

    Terry and Clint were amazing hosts, very helpful and had great knowledge of the area and ideas on what to do and see. The home is located in a sweet seaside neighbourhood close to local beaches, the boardwalk and restaurants in town. The house and garden are stunning, lots of space, but still cozy, full of interesting and arty design details including a double-sided fireplace.

    It worked out so well for us exploring both Big Sur (an easy 90 minute drive and fun day trip) and the beaches and communities north towards San Francisco.

    Thanks Terry and Clint, it was great ringing in the New Year at your lovely place!

    January 2014
  • A lovely, cozy home in a great location. Terry and Clint were very hospitable making my stay a very memorable experience.

    December 2013
  • My 12 year-old niece and I had a wonderful stay at Terry & Clint's modern beach house. Communication beforehand was easy and friendly, and during our stay it was helpful that they were close by to offer tips about hiking and other activities. I loved the warm and natural feel to their home and the gorgeous kitchen was well-stocked for all our culinary adventures. I would definitely stay there again, and good thing, because my niece can't wait to go back.

    December 2013
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My husband and I are school teachers at a private school here. 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. We welcome guests from around the world; it is a great way to meet people. We have been blessed with the quality of every guest we have hosted so far and look forward to hosting in the future. We enjoy cooking and sharing food around the table, being in nature, by the water, hiking, music and life!
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