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Walk to the Beach From an Elegant Vacation Home With a BBQ

VerifiedSanta Cruz, California, United States
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Entire house hosted by Carolyn
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2.5 baths
Enjoy a backyard patio oasis & hot tub for 6 —or discover a romantic table for 2 on a bedroom balcony. Wake up & cook a family breakfast in a chic gourmet kitchen. Push open stacking doors in good weather to double the main floor seating options.
“A nap in the late afternoon sun in the master bedroom can’t be beat. Open the windows to hear sounds of the surf, sea lions gently barking and even catch laughter from the boardwalk. Treat yourself to an outdoor shower after a full day at the beach and soak in the Santa Cruz goodness under the stars from our patio hot tub. Truly, life is good here!”
“A nap in the late afternoon sun in the master bedroom can’t be beat. Open the windows to hear sounds of the surf, sea lions gently barking and even c…
– Carolyn, your host

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Free parking on premises
Full kitchen
Washing machine
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Wi-Fi
TV
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4.92 out of 5 stars from 76 reviews
4.92 (76 reviews)

Location

Santa Cruz, California, United States

The house is in Santa Cruz, and is within a 3-block walk to the beach, Yacht Harbor, bars, and outdoor dining. Take walks on the beach, listen to seals playing in the harbor, build sand castles with the kids, and cruise East Cliff Drive on a bike.

Distance from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport

42 mins by car without traffic

Hosted by Carolyn

Joined in November 2013
  • 135 Reviews
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I purchased Casa de Alta Loma in 2013 as the fulfillment of a life-long dream to live close to a beautiful beach, in an environment that soothes the soul. I have lived in and around Santa Cruz for a decade now and finally decided on just the right spot (Live Oaks) and the perfect home (Alta Loma). I use it often and enjoy the environment tremendously. For example, Stand Up Paddle in the harbor and out to sea is one of my favorite things to do - The SUP shack is minutes from my doorstep and if you're lucky, you'll see all sorts of marine life (whales too!). It's such a unique place - we even have a Saturday morning Ukelele sing-along down on the beach. We usually get coffee at the Kind Grind (right there on the beach) and just listen. My 4 yr. old niece has even played along with the crowd. (Don't expect skilled musicians but do expect friendliness and old time sing-along songs.) We have a Live Oak Farmer's Market on Sunday which is fantastic too! I love to entertain my friends and family from the East Coast at the beach house - they just cannot get over how idyllic life in Santa Cruz can be. I was born and raised outside of Boston, MA and relocated to the West Coast to work in the Software Industry. I hope you come enjoy Casa de Alta Loma and all it has to offer. The location is ideal. You can hear the ocean, the sea lions, and the gulls but not the young neighboring renters who are right down on the beach. It's a 2 minute walk to the harbor where you will find a favorite restaurant -- Johnny's Harborside. It's a 4 minute walk to the beach which is wide and long. I often run the entire stretch from my beach down to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk all on the sand (at low tide!). It's about 13 minutes walk to the east entrance of the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Driving gets you to a lot of popular destinations: E.g., Shadowbrook restaurant in Capitola is 3 miles away and SF and Big Sur are each about an hour and a half away, in opposite directions.
I purchased Casa de Alta Loma in 2013 as the fulfillment of a life-long dream to live close to a beautiful beach, in an environment that soothes the soul. I have lived in and aroun…
  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe