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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The house was spacious with a well equipped kitchen. We found it to be plenty spacious with a great back deck (we did have a skunk and squirrel sighting, so I would monitor any dogs you have with you, also there is not any grass space in the backyard).
We had two families (7 people) staying at this beautiful, charming home. We immediately fell in love with it and would love to stay there again. Mara was an amazing host and was always ready to answer questions.
Thank you Mara!
We had a wonderful stay here this past weekend for our son's college graduation. The kitchen was great and the backyard deck with the brand new patio furniture and giant umbrella were perfect!!
Thank you for allowing us to host this special day at your home.
I highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking for a place to stay in Santa Cruz!
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Living and loving Santa Cruz with my family. We enjoy sharing our cottage retreat, as it is a quiet, beautiful Sanctuary, near downtown Pacific Avenue and West Cliff Drive.