Bird House   Bedroom -- single bed.  Full size option as well. Bird House Bedroom
The Coop
Hosted by Bruce
Bruce is the host.
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Cozy and comfortable 3 BD, 2 Bath, house in the Seabright neighborhood on the east side of Santa Cruz. Just a short walk to the beach, downtown and shopping. Full complement of appliances. Great for a couple's weekend away or a family vacation.

The space

The Coop is a three bedroom, two bath home located on our block in the Seabright of Santa Cruz. The home can host up to 5 folks -- two bedrooms (full & single) downstairs with a shared bath and the light house queen bedroom upstairs overlooking our Windham tree and rooftops as well as eucalyptus heron sanctuary with its own private bathroom.
The bedrooms are cozy and the beds are comfy -- high quality linens, pillows and towels (of course!) and memory foam toppers (bien sur!)

Filled with natural light, the open floor plan boasts a well appointed kitchen, perfect for the gourmet in you,
and dining room/living room area with a large farm house table, perfect for the Visual Artist in you -- crafter, painter, quilt maker, collagist. Original photography bedeck the walls while hardwood floors and spare furnishings may inspire the dancer in you to push it all out of the way and take over! (It did in me!)

Garden back room with cable TV (for the couch potato in you), laundry room with washer/dryer and deep laundry sink (rinsing paint brushes!), office for organizing those papers, outdoor shower for rinsing off surf and sand and two large decks (BBQ) with generous outdoor seating, relaxing double hammock under the arbor and a glorious variety of scented roses flourishing every where make this home a relaxing, comfortable space for a vacation or work retreat.
Walk, bike or drive to everything Santa Cruz -- beach, mountains. boardwalk , the Pacific Garden Mall, great restaurants, wine tasting and music venues -- are all within 5 minutes.

Guest access

Complete access to the house, front and back yards.

Interaction with guests

A house liaison may greet the guests, though they will often gain access by retrieving a key from a lockbox on the front door. Once checked in guests will have complete privacy.

Other things to note

Santa Cruz has a short term housing tax of 11% of the total which must be paid in cash or by check at the time of check-in or, alternatively via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).

Only bookings of four days or longer will be accepted.


Amenities
Kitchen
Free parking on premises

Prices
Cleaning Fee $150
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 8%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Absolutely no smoking on the property. No pets please. Smoking or pets in house or anywhere on property grounds will forfeit entire deposit.

House is rented to the number of guests in original reservation as confirmed. Please let us know if you are considering additional guests. Additional guests are 25.00 per guest p/night.

Lost keys: 25.00 p/key

Energy Conservation: When leaving for the day: Turn off the heat! Lock front door, unplug coffee maker (if necessary) and conserve energy by turning off heat & extra lights when leaving our house for the day. Of course, it's OK to leave a light on for loved ones returning in the dark!

Water Conservation: Santa Cruz is on strict water conservation because of the continuing California drought. Guests are requested to be careful with their use of water, in particular, to take short showers.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

50 Reviews

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Guy User Profile
September 2017
The Coop was great for our extended weekend getaway: excellent location, quiet neighborhood, well equipped kitchen, nice backyard deck... Bruce's directions and home info were right on. Be aware that the upstairs bathroom and shower are a bit small (not much elbow room in the shower), though it was not a problem for us.

Breann User Profile
September 2017
Lovely older neighborhood. Short walks to beach, shopping. Very homey accommodations. If you want to relax and read, or stretch out and do yoga, this house is a very very very fine house!

Joshua User Profile
September 2017
Cute house on the outside when you drive up. Nice parking in the driveway. The bathrooms were clean and the hardwood floors in the downstairs were very nice. The house has great potential but really needs some attention to detail and the ant/TLC issue.

Vadim User Profile
August 2017
The house was great and had everything we needed. It is spacious and well furnished. Location is also great: a quiet neighborhood with plenty of street parking. Bruce was very helpful and responsive. We had a problem with a tax that was mistakenly collected by Airbnb, but Bruce helped to resolve this issue. We are grateful to Bruce for hospitality and will definitely recommend anyone to stay at his house.

Adelyn User Profile
June 2017
We had a lovely time staying in Bruce's home. It was the perfect layout for our family - our older son had his own room and we had space for our little one in his cot in our room downstairs. My parents, who were with us, had their own space, including bathroom, upstairs. The location was perfect - very close to the beach, and a short drive to UCSC, downtown, and the wharf. The only thing to keep in mind is the blinds are more for privacy than blocking light, so the bedrooms, and especially the child room downstairs, is quite bright. It might be good to bring some blackout curtains to tack up if that's a concern. Otherwise, everything was perfect - we'd definitely stay here again!

Nick User Profile
May 2017
Everything you want in a beach community house. Great floor plan. Bruce was very accommodating. Great place to stay for families with kids.

Penny User Profile
March 2017
Perfect location for our family trip! Loved being able to walk just about anywhere from here. And it was very quiet and peaceful. We very much enjoyed soaking up the sun on the deck in the backyard.

Palo Alto, California, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Bruce User Profile

Professor of Mathematics at University of California, Santa Cruz. I have traveled a lot, some for work and some for recreation. This includes trips to UK, France, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the former Soviet Union, Nicaragua, South Africa, Thailand, Cambodia, Fiji, Brazil, Guatemala, Australia, Belize. I am an active person. Favorite movie: Casablanca. Favorite TV show: West Wing.

Since I want comfort and convenience when I travel I try to make that possible for my guests.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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