Eco Cottage Near The Beach

House - Entire home/apt · 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, United States
Dee
Your host, Dee
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The Space

We have a really cute stand alone "eco-condo" with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, less than 1 mile from the beach, located on the east side of town, near Pleasure Point. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the other has a brand new full size futon. Our home includes the following features:

-New bamboo floors
-New (recycled material) carpets
-Beautiful remodeled bathroom
-Recently remodeled kitchen fully stocked
-Beautiful garden out front with year round fresh veggies (not for use unless agreed upon)
-Patio with a BBQ, patio table with umbrella and a hammock (stored away so by request)
-Solar powered
-Tiki bar
-Compost tumblers
-Wi-Fi access per request
-26" TV in extra bedroom only (no cable) but fun selection of DVD's
-2 bikes may be available for use upon request
-Fully stocked with bedding and towels
-Washer/dryer for longer stays available for use, not for use with weekend stays, only if emergency
-Dogs NOT allowed anymore a this time unfortunately due to neighbor's complaint with a previous guest's pet incident:(
-Fenced in yard with dog door
-FYI-A dog does live here, so not an allergy-free home

Things to do near by:
-Sunday Farmer's Market is walking distance
-Local market conveniently located a block away
-Short biking distance from Capitola/41st St. stores and restaurants (Whole Food, Trader Joe's, New Leaf Markets)
-3 miles away from downtown Santa Cruz
-Local beach on 26th street is dog friendly
-Close to about a dozen different surf spots (Pleasure Point)
-Several great coffee shops a couple blocks away
-Bus stop 1 block away
-Hiking at Nisene Marks State Park only about 6 miles away

Our place is clean and cozy so come check it out and enjoy your stay in Santa Cruz. We promise you won't regret it!

Guest Access

-Bikes by request
-Wi-fi by request
-Hammock by request
-Main bedroom closet no access
-Fire Place is off limits. It does not function at this time
-Ok to use closet space in front bedroom
-Dresser space available in main bedroom
-The garage will be locked and unavailable to access

Getting around

Parking in the driveway for 1 car next to the garbage cans (far left), and if additional cars, space to park along side the fence on the road or any other space on the road that's available

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $2600 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $65
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Nice place in a good neighborhood, walk to coffee, grocery store, and restaurants. It is on a fairly busy road, and also part of an apartment complex of some sort. Dee was very helpful.

    July 2014
    Dee
    Response from Dee:

    Hi Scott- I am sorry you felt that you were being checked in on. My intentions were to just make sure everything was ok during your stay. I had to drive by my home to get to my friends where I was staying and I had asked you how many cars there would be because I wanted to make sure that no one parked in my neighbors spot in the driveway. You told me only 1 car and there was another car there so I wanted to make sure my neighbors wouldn't get mad. My husband later told me that he told you guys it was ok to park there but I disagreed. Anyway, sorry your experience wasn't perfect. I have to keep my neighbors happy too cause we are a condo HOA so their experience matters too. I was just trying to be nice.

    July 2014
  • It was clean, comfortable and we all slept well! We loved Point Pleasant, so easy to reach...the surfing was great as was the lattes at Verve!

    April 2014
  • We absolutely loved our stay in this wonderful house. The living area was bigger than it appeared in the photo's and both beds were really comfortable! The place was really clean with attractive decor, and had a lovely outdoors area - strawberries were a plus! Very convenient to the area with a short walk for coffee and groceries.

    Dee was very helpful and thorough in giving us all the info we needed and communicating in a very timely manner.

    Would definitely recommend this place for anyone holidaying in the area and would definitely return if we get the chance to visit this part of the world again.

    July 2013
  • I had a great stay at the Eco Cottage, made even better by having my dog with me. Dee was so helpful, coordinating all the details so I had a relaxing few days in Santa Cruz. The house is open and bright, with a nice big kitchen. I loved sitting in the 2nd bedroom watching movies at night.
    It's a short drive to the beach, and a $12 cab ride to the Santa Cruz Harbor (Crows Nest restaurant).
    The enclosed patio is great for relaxing outside while grilling or just enjoying the day. The foliage provides privacy from the street so you feel tucked away in your own little world.
    Can't wait to visit again!

    June 2013
  • This cottage is very nice and a lot bigger than in the photos! I enjoyed getting some work done at the table outside and walking to the neighborhood coffee shop and farmers market. I would love to stay anytime I am in Santa Cruz! A very comfortable and nicely decorated home!

    Thanks Dee! :)

    June 2013
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Well, I am in my 30's and married to my wonderful husband, Daniel for the past 4 years. Our children include our amazing dog and our beautiful horse that mean the world to us. By day, I work in the veterinary field and my husband teaches environmental science to kids. During our free time, together we enjoy traveling, snow boarding, rock climbing, scuba diving, music festivals and camping. My biggest passion is horseback riding and my husband is a die hard surfer who also enjoys working in the garden and relaxing in his hammock while listening to reggae tunes. We are both very passionate about the environment and doing our part to reduce our footprint on this planet. We love traveling and seeing the world and we make an effort to travel out of the county about every other year. We have been to places such as Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Hawaii, Europe, Philippines and Sri Lanka. When we travel, we travel without any specific agenda and let life guide us to where we belong. All we need is our trusty Lonely Planet guide book and we find ourselves at great hostels where like minded travelers gather to share stories and experiences. We enjoy good company and fun positive people that inspire us to become better individuals. We are fortunate in where we live and the beautiful home we live in and we would be blessed to share it with others while we are out on our own life adventures. Our motto in life: "Find what you love and love what you find."
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