Peaceful and Relaxing with out door deck living room seats up to 6, dining table seats up to 10, fire pit with seats up to 8.Back Yard garden

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

The Beautiful Whaley House Sanctuary, home & garden in Santa Cruz is perfect for a family/ families wanting to get together & enjoy Santa Cruz and outdoor living.

1 mile to WestCliff Dr. surf, wonderful beaches, Boardwalk, downtown Pacific Ave.

The space

Beautifully remodeled craftsman home with 3 bedrooms (King bed, Queen bed, 2 Full beds), office (full pull out) and 2 baths walking distance to Mission Street restaurants, parks and a mile to Cowell's beach, Boardwalk, Wharf, and downtown Pacific Avenue. Beautiful front and back yard gardens and large deck for family gatherings. Comcast internet wireless cable, HD Flat screen tvs and netflix downloads.

Enjoy living a quiet neighborhood in Santa Cruz walking distance to restaurants off Mission Street and Trescony Park for the kids.

We are a mile from downtown Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Wharf, and Cowell's beach and surf spot.

We are a 10 minute drive up to the Great Redwoods. Enjoy a 45 minute scenic drive to Monterrey with 2 guest passes to the Monterrey Aquarium. Spend a day in San Francisco after a 75 minute drive along the beautiful highway 1.

Enjoy our local wineries in Bonny Doon and amazing hikes at Wilder Ranch or Pogonip Park.

Santa Cruz is a great place to relax or spend your days surfing, kayaking, golfing, hiking along the coast or in the redwoods, riding roller coasters at the Boardwalk or just relaxing with a book.

Please inquire about Minimum stay 2-7 days during July, August, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Spring break.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 250
Security Deposit: 500
Weekend Price: 600 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Please leave the house as you found it with the kitchen cleaned and all dishes running in the dishwasher. Please leave all sheets and towels on the floor by washer/dryer. Please take all garbage and recycle out to containers.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Lynn User Profile
July 2017
We loved our visit to Mara's place. We enjoyed the location, and neighborhood. We visited with some of the neighbors and had a fun visit. Over all it was wonderful

Jackie User Profile
June 2017
Mara's home is lovely. There was a group of three of us staying there as we were working at UC Santa Cruz for the week. It was a convenient spot for getting to/from campus as well as being a nice distance from all the beach action. The outdoor area was perfect. We bar b q'd on a few nights and enjoyed the lovely CA outdoors. We would certainly return if in Santa Cruz again.

Christopher User Profile
June 2017
Lovely house. Deck in the backyard was an amazing place to rest and work. Mara's communication was on point. Loved our stay here

Kate User Profile
September 2014
Mara's beautiful Santa Cruz craftsman is exactly that. It is a lovely, serene, very clean and comfortable home in an ideal location away from the craziness of downtown, but still an easy walk or bike ride to wonderful restaurants, the beach, and other attractions. Mara is a kind and thoughtful host who is easily accessible if you have questions or issues. Her property will be my home-away-from-home for future trips to Santa Cruz.

Paul User Profile
August 2014
The home was perfect for our family gathering of seven adults and one child. Neighborhood is nice and quiet. We especially appreciated the comfortable and welcoming back yard. We didn't walk to the beach or the boardwalk although it is possible. We did have a controllable ant infestation that the cleaning person was taking care of with ant traps when we arrived.

Marie User Profile
July 2014
Beautiful home, great location. Mara babyproofed before our arrival and the back patio is fenced in, which was perfect for our three toddlers. Easy drives to multiple beaches, walking distance from playgrounds, coffee and donut shops. Perfect for our small family reunion.
Mara User ProfileMara is a superhost.
Response from Mara:
Hi Marie, Thank you for the feedback. The last 2 summers have been exceptional hot, from our normal summer foggy mornings. We appreciate the feedback and will be looking into adding a fan to the living room and maybe dining room. Although, it was unheard to have air-conditioning, we are also considering adding it to the house as an option. I just added 2 car seat boosters, just in case. Thanks again! Have a great rest of your summer. Warm Regards, Mara
July 2014

Nelly User Profile
October 2013
My stay was absolutely wonderful! The house was beautiful and clean. The backyard was one of the best parts of our stay, beautiful garden and sitting area. Mara was a great host to work with. I highly recommend her lovely home for your visit to Santa Cruz.

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Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in November 2011
Mara User ProfileMara is a superhost.

Living and loving Santa Cruz with my family. We enjoy sharing our cottage retreat. A peaceful, beautiful Sanctuary, near downtown Pacific Avenue and West Cliff Drive.

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