Quiet beach cottage tucked away on a side street with great access to the beach. Walking distance to major surf spots, restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlor, live music, ground transportation. Amenities include wifi/cable/dvd/bikes/boards, pets OK!
Front yard with porch, patio tables and chairs. A nice place to chill after a day at the beach.
Secluded little cottage 200 steps from the ocean on a quiet street, sleeps 4-6 people. 2br 1ba indoor and outdoor shower, fully equipped kitchen washer dryer wifi cable flat screen tv bikes boogie boards surfboard beach cooler etal. 2 minutes off of East Cliff dr down a practically private alley with next to no traffic. Walk to world class surf spots at Pleasure Point and Opal Cliffs, or just chill in the cozy comfortable environs. Short easy walking distance to good coffee surfshops icecream pizza sushi bbq natural foods taqueria burgers and anything else you may need.
No need to get back in your vehicle but it's a short drive to Capitola by the Sea, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods Parks and the Mystery Spot, as well as Bargetto's and many other local wineries to tour and taste!
Pets negotiable with deposit, 2 night minimum.
There is a 11% County Lodging tax in addition to rental price.
Experience the natural beauty of the central coast in a rustic setting with all the modern conveniences. Be in the middle of the action but off the beaten path - it doesn't get any better than this!
Here's the view 200 steps away from your front door:
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This neighborhood is what Santa Cruz was like years ago- quiet, mellow, active, lots of folks enjoying the outdoors and the amazing access to the ocean.
It's an easy 5 minute walk to public transit, two buslines on different streets run nearby (but not too near!).
Check-in Time: Check-in time is at 3pm. Early check-in times are allowed only when the House is cleaned and ready for occupancy. Prior approval is required. Keys will be accessible via a lock box at the left side of the house on the gas meter and combination number for access will be provided a few days before your arrival.
Check out time is 11am. Prior approval is required for late check-out. Please be sure to :
1) put keys back in lock box before departure;
2) leave all TV/DVD remote controls and extra keys in the House;
3) turn off all inside and outside lights, if used;
4) close and lock all windows;
5) turn all heaters off, used;
6) and lock front and back doors securely as you leave at the end of the Reserve Period. Make sure that the shed on the side of the house is locked as well. You do not have to lock the laundry room.
*Cleaning: The House will be inspected, sanitized and cleaned prior to your arrival. After your departure, the cleaning fee you paid will provide for two house of normal cleaning. You are required to leave the house in the same general condition that your received it by making sure:
1) you remove all items which you have brought (including food); 2)with respect to the kitchen, clean and put away all items used, clean the kitchen countertops and wash all dishes used;
3) tidy up the House so that it is in an orderly fashion;
4) put away all dvds and cds played;
5) and put first set of towels/sheets in the washing machine.
The House should be left in a reasonably clean manner so that it is ready to be vacuumed, dusted and sanitized. If additional cleaning is required, appropriate charges will be deducted from Security Deposit at the rate of $30.00 per hour.
What we supply: The House is equipped and set up as a fully furnished House which includes: bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels, beach towels, games, puzzles, fully equipped kitchen, flat screen LCDTV/, high speed cable internet (wifi), bikes, boogie boards and a surfboard.
What you should bring: Even though we supply some of these amenities, we recommend you bring with you such items as bath soap, shampoo and all other personal toiletries. We do have beach towels available, but please feel free to bring your own. If you bring your pet you may want to bring his/her favorite toys and sleeping bed, so they are as comfortable as possible.
Tenants Liability: Tenant agrees to accept liability for any damages caused to the House (other that normal wear and tear) or stolen from the House, including but not limited to landscaping, misuse of appliances and/or equipment furnished. If the damages are in excess of the Security Deposit being held, Tenant agrees to reimburse Owners for costs incurred to repair/replace damaged/taken items within 5 days of invoice.
Hold harmless: Tenant will assume all responsibility if any injury, accident or death should occur at the House, or as a result of events at the beach or their venue during their stay. Any citations that may occur during your stay (loud music violations, under age minors drinking, etc.) will be the responsibility of the Tenant during their stay. Owners will personally not allow any such actions. If law enforcement contacts us for any such violations, we will evict all parties involved and no refund of the remaining balance will be issued.
*Parking: The House provides for two (2) parking spaces on the street directly in front of Owners and Tenant agree as follows:
Tenant is an adult and will be an occupant of the House during the entire Reserve Period. Other Occupants will be limited to family members, friends and/or responsible adults. Use of the House will be denied to persons not falling within the aforementioned categories, and as a result such persons will have to vacate the House immediately without any refund. No key will be issued to anyone who is not an adult. Non-compliance with this provision shall be grounds for immediate eviction of Tenant and all Occupants.
Tenant will not use or permit the House, or any part of the House, to be used or occupied for other than residential purposes as a vacation rental. Tenant agrees that no more that the number of Occupants referenced above will occupy the House at any time.
Tenant understands that Owner is not providing insurance for Tenant’s personal property at the House. Tenant and Occupants shall look to their own insurance for coverage of its personal property in the event of a loss.
No animals, birds, or pets of any descriptions shall be kept in or about the House without prior written consent from Owners, which consent may be withheld in Owner’s sole discretion.
Tenant has no right to Holdover. If Tenant does not surrender and vacate the House at the end of the Reserve Period, Tenant shall be a tenant at sufferance and the parties have agreed that the Rent shall be at the daily rate of $350.00
Tenant agrees to take full financial responsibility for any damage occurring at the House, including, without limitation, the actions and /or damage caused by an Occupants, invitees or Pets.
Tenant will not keep of have in the House any articles or items of a dangerous, flammable, or explosive nature that would increase the risk of fire on the House, or that might be considered hazardous material.
Tenant and Owner further understand and agree that:
There will be no smoking allowed inside the House at any time.
Tenant will take reasonable care to conserve utilities.
Sewer blockages caused by improper things being put down the drains during Tenant’s stay will be repaired at Tenant’s expense.
Tenant and Occupants will not annoy neighbors by making a nuisance.
With respect to the beach, certain unforeseen occurrences are inherent with the geographic location of the House, including, but not limited to, those that arise from weather, tides and/or sea life. It is the Tenant’s and Occupants responsibility to follow all local rules, regulations and ordinances of the beach and local venues.
**We hope you enjoy your stay at our Santa Cruz Beach Hideaway!**
Maximum Occupancy: Overnight guests – 6 (not including children under 12)
(County Code section (phone number hidden)(d)(1)(D)).
Other guests (celebrations, gatherings between 8am and 10pm – 12
(County Code section (phone number hidden)(d)(1)(D)).
Maximum number of vehicles that are allowed is 2 (County Code section (phone number hidden)(d)(1)(D)).
My family of five adults were all so happy with this location. We enjoyed walks and bike rides along cliff drive. Walking distance to surf shops, restaurants and a new brewery. It was a great vacation!
I loved EVERYTHING about this house! The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful, the neighbors were so friendly and helpful! A nice lady with a beautiful dog would walk by every morning and say hello. It was amazing. The cliffs near the house were the perfect place to drink coffee before the day started! I would stay here again in a heart beat an I would recommend this house to everyone I know thinking of going to Santa Cruz!!
This little house was perfect for our trip to Santa Cruz. It's location is amazing! It's a block from the beach and from the part of the beach our surf instructor recommended for new surfers. Thank you Dore for providing the perfect place for our family spring break. We were dreaming of coming back this summer!
The secluded house in Capitola was really perfect for my family's get together. During the mornings, we spent time sitting on the porch, walking along the beach and making breakfast in the kitchen every day. The location was quiet and very safe.
It was nice to be so close to the shops on 41st Ave (Penny's ice cream!!!) and to access Portola Street so easily.
There were 4 adults and one baby. More people would have been tight because the sofa bed wasn't very comfortable (for me anyway).
Dore was very responsive whenever we had a question and even after we left the house.
Dore was quick to respond to inquiries. The spot is great, only two blocks from a beautiful beach. Very conveniently located in other regards as well. The two bicycles in the shed were a pleasant surprise.
We really liked staying at Hideaway.
Despues de nuestras experiencias en S. Barbara y Anaheim, nuestra estadia en este lugar fue algo frustante. En ningun momento pudimos sentirnos comodos, ya sea porque el lugar era algo pequeño o porque no lo encontramos en las condiciones que hubieramos deseado. En este aspecto podemos mencionar sobre todo alguna falta de limpieza tanto en la casa como en sus enseres, cubiertos, alacenas, etc. y tambien por la falta de lugar para las valijas y ropa. Entendemos que no es un lugar para 6 personas como indica el anuncio, ni siquiera para 2 matrimonios como era nuestro caso, y las fotos no muestran la realidad del lugar en su estado actual.
Con respecto al lugar y ubicacion, no podemos negar que es muy bueno sobre todo porque esta muy cerca de la costa y el entorno es agradable y tranquilo.
Luis I was just able to translate this- we are very clear in our descriptions about the size of the Hideaway, and whenever a larger party wants to stay there we make sure that they are aware that it is a small cottage. I know you had another one of your family members make the arrangements with us, I'm sorry they did not make it clearer to you that you were all staying in a cozy little beach cottage.
Dora's place provided us a wonderful spot to have our mini-family reunion. Lots of walks to the beach were had. Small but cozy. Best during times you can spend outside if you have more than 4 staying. Missed having all 4 burners of stovetop work, as only 2 did and there is no microwave. So, cooking was a bit of a challenge. Otherwise, it was great. Feel it is best for groups of 4 or less and maybe those who go out to eat more than eat in, as we did. Thanks Dora!!!!
Hi Alice- Just found out about two burners not operating from my caretaker this morning, thanks for letting us know as well. We'll have someone in to fix that as soon as possible. We don't believe in having a microwave in our place, we find the toaster oven there does just fine for that kind of small quick cooking. Next time you come down we'll have the HIdeaway in fully functional cooking order!
Longtime California residents working in the music and natural foods fields, we love having a space so close to the water. As a professional musician I'm in several groups playing several styles, my wife is a nutritionist and loves to learn. When we're at the hideaway we spend alot of time outside hiking biking swimming surfing eating etc. We've spent a goodly amount of time in the tropics especially the Caribbean, this is as close as we can get to that here on the mainland!