Beautiful Family Friendly Home

House - Entire home/apt · Bay St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States

This picture perfect home is close to everything, great for weekend visits to santa cruz.

Your host, Micah
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This picture perfect home is close to everything, great for weekend visits to santa cruz.

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Come enjoy a weekend or spring break at this family friendly home.

If you haven't been to Santa Cruz, it's time for a visit- between the beaches, surfing, mountain biking, hiking, good music, and wine tasting (80 wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains), and more, it makes for a great weekend get-away.

This picture perfect craftsman bungalow is a private home with three bedrooms one bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, vintage eat-in kitchen, off-street parking, and high speed internet (no TV, who needs it). The house is centrally located approximately 1 mile each to the beach, the boardwalk, downtown pacific avenue, and the university. Ride your bike or take a bus (5 min ride) to any of these locations. The bus stop is right in front of the house. There are several great restaurants, coffee shops, organic food store and an amazing chocolate shop, as well as other amenities within a quarter mile. There is also a pub and half a dozen wine tasting rooms within a mile. (Walk Score of 79).

The flower filled garden/back patio is private with gas bbq and outdoor seating. Available to guests are two surf boards, and multiple kids toys bikes/scooters/wagon, etc. There's a bike shop a couple blocks away (Another Bike Shop) that also rents out bikes. Note that two indoor/outdoor cats also live here and will need food/water and an occasional pet. :)

The house is set up with one adult and two kids bedrooms (toddler and 5-year old) plus a foldout queen size couch in the living room. A queen size airbed is also available if needed.

It is available most weekends and holidays, and for some longer periods.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1875 /week
Monthly Price: $5400 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $120
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • I wasn't sure whether or not to leave a review. I wanted to love this house. I thought Micah was easy to communicate with and the house looked perfect in the pictures. Generally, the house didn't disappoint. It is in a great neighborhood, walking distance to many things, including the boardwalk if you are up for a bit of a longer walk. The house was clean and quaint and light. I only had a couple of issues (reasonably large issues). 1. They advertised sleeping for 5 (and actually more...a full-size bed, a pull out couch that sleeps two, a children's single bed, AND a queen-size air mattress). Well, the day before we went to stay, I was informed by Micah that the pull out couch is no longer available. I felt a bit misled by this. At this point, if this didn't work for us, I couldn't very well make other plans (on a summer weekend in Santa Cruz). We made it work with the options we had, but I felt like the cost for staying here was a little high for having no choice but to sleep on an air mattress. 2. We were expected to feed the cats twice a day and change the litter box. Don't people get paid for pet sitting? Why was I paying almost $400 a night to pet sit? 3. There were no towels. Supposedly, there were some in the linen closet, but it was stuck shut so we had to call our family that was coming later and ask them to bring towels. If we paid $400 a night for two hotel rooms, we would have had real beds, towels and no cats to pet sit. On the other hand, we couldn't have sat in a bright kitchen at a kitchen table and chill with the family, so the house still had its perks. It was definitely a cute house and generally clean and bright. But I don't think it was worth its price, given the things I've mentioned above. For a couple (even one with one young child) who brings their own towels, the house would be perfect. But not the right place for a family of five adults.

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 24 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2014
  • This is a lovely place. Our kids really enjoyed their stay as they were able to play with the toys and run about in the garden - these are luxuries in a long trip with lots of travelling and moving. Every time we left the house they just wanted to go back :) Micah was very friendly and the house was great for us.

    October 2013
  • FRENCH : Nous sommes restés 2 jours avec 2 adultes et 4 enfants. La maison est très confortable, elle est habitée par Micah et sa famille le reste de l'année et on s'y sent très bien ! Une grande chambre pour les parents, un lit simple et un petit lit dans des charmantes chambres d'enfants. Si besoin, le canapé peut se transformer en lit. Et un petit jardin merveilleux avec une belle pelouse, un hamac, de gros chats très gentils, des jouets pour les enfants, etc. La maison est située à 2 kms environ de la plage (environ 20 minutes à pied). Un bémol : c'est assez bruyant la nuit à cause d'un arrêt de bus juste à côté, et surtout Bay Street qui est assez passante. ENGLISH: We stayed 2 days with 2 adults and 4 children. The house is very comfortable, Micah and family live here and we feel at home! A large room for parents, a single bed and a small bed in the so cute children's rooms. If necessary, the sofa can be transformed into bed. And a awesome little garden with a beautiful lawn, hammock, big nice cats, toys for children, etc.. The house is located about 1 miles from the beach (about 20 minutes walk). One warning: it's quite noisy at night due to a bus stop and Bay Street fairly busy.

    July 2013
  • This home IS adorable. We stayed in Micah's home for the weekend with our three lively boys. It was perfect for us...clean, homey, well kept but not sterile. Plenty of toys in the backyard to keep them occupied. I appreciated the fact that whoever lives here has a green thumb...lovely garden in the front and back! And Piezo and Darci the cat where wonderful house companions...although they may have been a little freaked out by our boys. :)
    There is no TV in the house which was not an issue for us, but you may want to know this up front...the street is a main thoroughfare, (a straight shot to the beach) but still has a very neighborly feel. Walking distance to Mission, which has plenty of eateries and shops. It was a great stay and if we take another trip up to SC, we hope to return to 1515 Bay St.

    June 2013
  • We really enjoyed the Bay Street house. It worked out perfectly for us and our family. We found everything we needed for our stay. The house was very comfortable and sunny. The cats, Piezo and Darcy, were darlings.

    June 2013
  • I went to Santa Cruz with my sister, infant nephew, and parents. The house was very cozy, down the street from a grassfed burger joint, and a chocolate shop! :) The toddler room was extremely convenient for my sister and her infant son. We loved the kitchen and our feline hosts who hung around the house!

    September 2012
  • We really enjoyed our stay in this very tastefully refurbished, cute house. It is in a very convient location; not right in the middle of things, so quite, but also not too far away.

    They have one of the biggest cats I have ever seen.

    September 2012
  • Micah was a great host. He was friendly, responsive and flexible. He made an extra effort to make us feel welcome and to ensure that our stay was comfortable. The house truely is an 'adorable family friendly home'. The location was also terrific, with a bus stop out front and close to key areas. This is our first time using airbnb / renting a house, and it was a positive experience becuase of Micah. We would absolutely stay at his place again.

    August 2012
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We are a family of two professionals, both working for environmental non-profits, and two toddlers. We're outdoorsy and enjoy many of the activities afforded to us in Santa Crus (biking, surfing, hiking, camping, gardening etc.) as well as traveling and adventure. This is our permanent home, which we love, but it is available many weekends, most holidays, and possibly for longer periods during the summer months.
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