Retreat By The Sea/Family & Pet Friendly

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom


This is home away from home, but even better. With all the amenities you would expect

We are family friendly and pet friendly, for quiet well-behaved pets

Enjoy our CHARMING LARGE ONE BEDROOM HOUSE, (1 MILE FROM THE BEACH) located in the Seabright neighborhood, super sunny, within walking distance to one of the best beaches and the harbor. Great restaurants also within walking distance!
The house has it own dedicated private entrance, private patio with 4 chaise lounge chairs and outdoor table and chairs to dine on, and two patio umbrellas. (and inside dining too, seats up to four inside). For your use, there is a brand new weber bbq and an awesome outdoor heater!. Enjoy the tranquility and peace, all within 1 mile of our beautiful ocean, 1 mile to downtown Santa Cruz, and a 5 minute drive to Capitola and many State Parks
Reserved off-street driveway parking spot, for up to 2 cars
The house has a large enclosed patio/yard for secure storage for all of your toys, ie, bikes, boards. (2 beach cruiser bicycles provided, with helmets, beach chairs, beach umbrella) and even use of an SUP (STAND UP PADDLEBOARD)

Cable tv, HBO, blue ray/ DVD, huge selection of movies to watch, NETFLIX
Sound machine/ipod/cell phone charger/radio/alarm clock

We are in a very quiet neighborhood. In the morning you can listen to the doves cooing, and we enjoy the cool breeze from the ocean, both in the morning and in the evenings

Perfect for biking or walking it to all the hot spots (we provide two bike cruisers) and metro bus station within walking distance. Hop on the nearby freeway for a day trip to San Francisco or Monterey
There are amazing eateries walking distance or a short 5 minute drive, many state parks for serene hiking or mountain biking. Needless to say we have world class surfing too!

Hop on the two bikes we provide, WALK, drive, or ride the bus! Santa Cruz is very bike friendly, many bike paths all around us!
Public bus system is easily accessible. We are five minutes off hwy 1
To get around you can bike, drive, or walk almost everywhere comfortably

45 minutes from San Jose airport
1hr from San Francisco airport
1. 5 hrs from San Francisco ( Fisherman's Wharf)
45 minutes from Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium)
1 hr from Carmel

Our house is for couples or families with 1 -2 children, great for a girls-get-away, a romantic retreat, a family reunion!!!
The house is set in the back of our 1/4 acre property, you have your own secure parking space and completely private yard and entrance
It is extremely quiet, immaculately clean and cozy. There is a brand new pillow top queen bed, a very comfortable single bed also in the master bedroom and an additional full size futon in the living room. (On hot days it is still pleasantly cool and comfortable. There is even a ceiling fan in the living room for added comfort

This is dog friendly environment and there is one in our separate gated yard

We expect all guests to be respectful and quiet for the sake of our neighbors, and everyone's enjoyment

Friendly and non-barking dogs welcome by arrangement

No parties, or additional guests allowed without consent of owner

When you arrive, there will be treats waiting for you in the fridge
If you're arriving late, you will be welcome with some treats in the fridge

The cottage is located in the very best spot of Santa Cruz!
We are centrally located
Enjoy viewing the sailboats races on Wednesday evenings at the Crowd Nest upstairs patio. Half off appetizers and drinks in the upstairs patio from 3:30-5:30 every afternoon

Tuesdays is taco Tuesdays at El Palomar! both at the Harbor and Downtown on Pacific Avenue
The first Friday of every month is Art Walk downtown Santa Cruz. Featuring local artists, and their workshops
If you love getting farm fresh produce, enjoy a farmers market three days a week, all within a 5 min. Drive:
Wednesdays: downtown Santa Cruz
Saturdays: Cabrillo College, (Aptos)
Sundays: East Cliff drive and 17th ave. , in the parking lot. (Live Oak neighborhood)

Wonderful things to do are endless

The Boardwalk: rides, yummy food!. Ask, I'll tell you the best way to get there to avoid the crowds and save on parking $$$

Downtown Santa Cruz: shopping, restaurants, night life, clubs, coffee houses, movie theatres

State parks galore: Nisene Marks (Aptos), Sea Cliff State Beach (Aptos) Henry Cowell (Felton), Natural Bridges (Westside) Wilder Ranch (north County. Davenport)

Mountain biking. Single track trails

Tons of yummy eateries
Three different gourmet/healthy grocery stores within walking distance:
Staff of Life, Whole Foods, Shoppers Corner

The harbor and beach. Only one mile away, a 15 minute walk, 5 minute drive, or a quick bike ride away
Enjoy the footpath from Frederick Street into Arana Gulch, 40 acres of pristing open space, all above the Harbor. Takes you right down to the Harbor:-)!!!

Jogging trails. Run along west cliff drive and watch the sea life while your running or walking

The first Friday of every month is Art Day downtown and at the Tannery
For the month of October, every weekend is OPEN STUDIOS. Local artists open up their workshops to show their processes and sell their art


It's a slice of heaven!


  • Pets
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Laundry


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