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This vacation home has a great location, an easy walk to Rio Del Mar beach, coffee, and some beachside eatin. Also very short drive to other good restaurants & groceries nearby, and a great home base for exploring from Santa Cruz to Monterey.
The home's as described -even the sheets were the same :) A nice funky "beach cottage" on a relaxed street, more than enough room for the 4 of us and our cat -pet friendly was a definite plus.
Bonus 1: a massive collection of VHS tapes! (& of course a dvd player too)
Bonus 2: sunken shower with dual showerheads!
It -is- a vacation rental, so clean and functional, but falls short of "charming".
Kitchen on the sparse side if you are planning to do alot of cooking.
Brian's vacation home is in a great location in Rio Del Mar. The beach, Rio del Mar beach is really close by, about a 5 minute walk from the house. There's also a coffee shop, and a quaint local bar down the street as well. As for the house itself was incredibly comfortable, we BBQ'd and had a great time there. We ended up having more than 7 people but we comfortably fit everyone. Would rent this place again, and recommend it to anyone else looking for a good place to stay around Santa Cruz, but not downtown. Thanks!
Considering I only live a short distance from the rental and was using it as a get away from the construction zone, it worked perfect! Dog friendly, even the one on the other side of the fence; close to the beach and plenty of room. Could use some new bedding/trowels but honestly it's billet proof features helped to relax. Would definatly recommend.
The house and overall experience were fantastic. Everything was exactly as advertised. I would highly recommmend this house to anyone. Thanks for the hospitality!
The house was great, we had a group of 8 and there was plenty of room for everyone. The location was a quick minute to downtown Santa Cruz which had all of the ammenities we were looking for. Brian was real easy to coordinate with and house the place all ready and looking great when we arrived. I would highly recommend this house to anyone.
Good deal for our group of 6. I'd prefer Brian to update the beds' mattresses (or ditch the full twins entirely), but we all had a great time at a fantastic location (I can't stress this enough).
I would recommend this to others without a second thought.
I stayed with six friends for a weekend at the 3 Amigos. The house was clean and looked nice, though not especially cozy/comfortable (it's clear it's just a vacation rental). It really does provide a ton of places to sleep and hang out, though none of them are very large, the best place to actually gather might be the roof. It was a reasonable walk both to the boardwalk and into town, so there's plenty to do. Good interaction with the owner and nice amenities, I was feeling the lack of internet connection sometimes but mostly was too busy, a great time!
Great experience. The apartment was well furnished and the it was in a convenient location (walking distance to the beach).
Cute house. It made us think it was the Brady Bunch version of a vacation home. We were just a short walk to the beach and everything was pretty easy to get to. The house was stocked with the basics and ready for us when we arrived. Clean towels, soaps, etc. We grilled and chilled while we were at the house. It was a short drive to the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk so we spent a solid day playing there as we.. One thing that is nice is the beach has bonfire pits ready to go. There is also a little coffee spot and deli right on the beach.