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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 27, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

On a quiet street, just 14 houses from some of the most amazing beaches in all of Santa Cruz County...this wonderful house is perfect for families, girls' getaways, romantic retreats, multi-generational gatherings, and special times for couples or groups of friends.

This well-maintained, well stocked, clean, single-level, comfortable house is just a short, flat walk to some of the nicest beaches in Santa Cruz. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large family room and a living room, it sleeps between 8 and 12 guests comfortably. (Maximum number of adults allowed is 8.)

The house has 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Queen Futons, 1 Queen Sofa-Sleeper, 1 Rollaway Double bed, and a Queen Aerobed and is a great place for one family or a multi-generational vacation stay, reunion, place to stay while visiting your son or daughter at UCSC or attending a wedding. Pets considered by prior arrangement.

Private Hot Tub, Gas Grill, Covered Patio, and Fully-Fenced Back Garden with Grassy Area for Kids and Pets to Play. Croquet set. Gas and woodburning fireplaces inside and a firepit outside. Fresh herbs in the garden. Fully-equipped kitchen with gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, food processor, blender, ice cream freezer, ice maker, and service for 12. Herbs and condiments in the pantry and refrigerator, Gevalia coffee, assorted teas, beach towels, wetsuits, boogie boards, and a foosball table.

Kate's Cottage by the Sea is a house with amenities to accommodate several generations, from the high chairs and cribs to the shower chair and grab bars in the shower. You'll find shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and a hair dryer in each bathroom and terrycloth robes for lounging. It's a flat, easy walk to the beach and offers parking for up to 4 vehicles, including parking passes for 2 on the street.

--*-*-*-Rate Details-*-*-*--

***Returning guests booking before January 15th may qualify for prior season’s rate.**

Winter Rates:* (Jan. 4-Feb. 12, 2015**): 205/night midweek; $325/night weekends; $1500/week. 2 night minimum, except 3-night minimum on MLK weekend. **Add 10% for holiday weekends.

Mid Season* (Feb. 13-May 31, 2015 and Sept. 16-Dec. 17, 2015**): $294/night midweek; $355/night Fri., Sat.; $1875/week. Use weekend (or weekly) rates plus 10% for Thanksgiving week and holiday weekends.

High Season* (June 1-Sept. 15, 2015**; Dec. 18-Jan. 2, 2015**): $385/night**; $2450/week** **Deduct 15% Monday through Thursday nights first week of June, final 2 weeks of August and midweek in Dec. ; **Add 10% for holidays and holiday weekends, UCSC Graduation, all dates in July.

*cleaning/restocking fee (normally $225), $55 processing fee, $45 drought impact fee, & 11% local tax charged on all rentals. $75 pet fee. On 3-day holiday weekends, Sun. rate is same as Fri.-Sat. rate.

PLEASE READ, AS THESE TERMS AND POLICIES PREVAIL OVER ANY OTHER DESCRIPTIONS:

-Automated quotes provided by listing websites may not reflect 10% holiday adjustments or all applicable charges, so please confirm price quoted with owner.

-The listing site does not allow us to show the full rental agreement, so before you book online, the owner recommends that you call her regarding any questions you may have, as well as the check-in and check-out procedures, guest responsibilities, and other terms that apply to all reservations.

-Standard Terms: 50%+$100 due on booking, next 25% due within 30 days, balance due 30 days before check-in. 15% rescheduling/cancellation fee; payments refundable only if cancelled dates are resold. Trip cancellation insurance may be available to you through outside providers. Check with owner for further information.

*$850 refundable security deposit OR $100 plus damage waiver insurance ($49) required.

During high season, no extra charge for check-in on a Saturday, but please be kind enough not to leave us with a 1-night 'orphan' on our calendar. :-)

*2-Night Minimum stays most times; holiday periods and high season may have 3-Night or longer minimums (unless there's a gap that's shorter). No single-night bookings. We encourage you to stay at least 3 nights to have time to relax and unwind.

*Credit cards accepted. Contact owner for further details. PayPal verified. Ask owner for link to seal.

*Rates may change periodically, but your rate will be the advertised rate at the time your booking is made.

*Returning guests booking before January 15th may qualify for prior season’s rate.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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24 Reviews

4.7
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Stay at Kate's Cottage by the Sea and Live Like a Local
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7078975
+1 -4082029395
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with my husband and 2 young children, ages 3 and 6 months, as well as my sister, her husband, and 2 small dogs. First of all the backyard is lovely. Private, good size, fenced so great for dogs, with a garden and lots of fruit frees and flowers. Neighbors are friendly too! House is really good size too, we did not feel cramped at all. Kitchen is equipped for everything, it was like home only 3 or so blocks from the beach! The area is so peaceful and picturesque, plus u can bike just ab anywhere, shopping, beach, parks, etc. Kathie was incredibly helpful and thoughtful, provided us with ideas on what to do during our stay and even sent us discounted tickets to the aquarium! We usually do Hawaii every year, we are considering changing to this place instead! Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was great having you stay, and fun helping you with ideas. I'm so glad that you had a good time!
While I'd love to be able to take credit for sending you the Aquarium tickets, I can only honestly say I steered you toward how to get the discount on your purchase! :-)
Hope you do come back...after the drought ends I hope to be able to increase the fruits and vegetables in the back yard.
business
Stay at Kate's Cottage by the Sea and Live Like a Local
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7078975
+1 -4082029395
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
3

Beach House

  • 3 of 5
The best aspect of this rental is that it is very close to the beach (a short block) with direct access down to the beach. It is also just outside of the craziness of Santa Cruz, but close enough to everything you might want to do. The place was also fairly clean and it was great that we were able to bring our dogs.
There were several issues though that led to my writing a review. First, the beds are terrible and there is hardwood under each of them to keep them flat. There is one nicely remodeled bathroom and the other is not very nice. The towels were all stained or bleached and heavily used. When we arrived the gardener was present for about an hour making a lot of noise. There are also cameras on the property and the owner monitored when we arrived/left by use of the cameras. The amount of information given while we were away (multiple emails) regarding what to do and what not to do was complete over kill and you are threatened to be charged for every little thing, much unlike other rentals we have booked previously.
Overall I would say it was decent for a short stay, but definitely don't expect anything too fancy.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I’m glad you liked the location and found the house clean. I appreciate the feedback on the chlorine-spotted towels and have purchased replacements. Some of your other comments, though, are troublesome--and I think misleading. As you know, I encourage guests to contact me during their stay if they have questions or need anything, and your review was my only indication that you had any concerns. Although we've talked since you posted it, I want to respond here so other readers don’t misunderstand—especially about the outdoor security cameras. (Note to readers: Outdoor cameras were installed because local teenagers were entering the back yard and using the hot tub when the house was vacant. The cameras alert me to people on the property when it's supposed to be vacant, not when it's rented. I’m happy to explain this in a lot more detail to prospective guests. This guest apparently misunderstood their purpose & use—they’re definitely not used to ‘monitor’ guests, although when someone arrives several hours before check-in time, I am alerted to that, also.) I'm puzzled by the comments that the beds are "terrible" and one of the bathrooms is "not so nice”. All I can say is that I've posted pictures of both bathrooms and several other guests have commented on how comfortable the beds are. Perhaps it's a matter of individual taste? Finally, I'm sorry you received multiple email reminders to put the trash out on Sunday night. This was partly due to a new VRBO communication system. I'd been selected as one of the early users of the system. I've since disabled the feature while its bugs are worked out & have provided feedback to VRBO.
business
Stay at Kate's Cottage by the Sea and Live Like a Local
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7078975
+1 -4082029395
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Fremont, Calif. USA
5

Great place for all ages

  • 5 of 5
This place was a great place to stay and relax. But even better than the home was the overall treatment from Kathy the owner who went out of her way to make our family gathering a wonderful time. You can't ask for a better person to do business with. Thank you again.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, but the pleasure was mine. Come on back soon!
business
Stay at Kate's Cottage by the Sea and Live Like a Local
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7078975
+1 -4082029395
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Great place to stay! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay. Lots of room. The rooms are nicely sized! Good kitchen and plenty of dining space and lounging space. Conveniently located! The beach is just a short walk away. Quiet neighborhood! Overall great place to stay!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come on back whenever you can!
business
Stay at Kate's Cottage by the Sea and Live Like a Local
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7078975
+1 -4082029395
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
4

GREAT PLACE

  • 4 of 5
This is a perfect house for a weekend getaway, great location, great amenities, very comfortable.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Glad to have you back anytime.
business
Stay at Kate's Cottage by the Sea and Live Like a Local
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7078975
+1 -4082029395
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

just perfect!

  • 5 of 5
we (4 adults +5kids) had a great time there. we will be back for sure.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you back (again!) soon.

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Jose International at 35 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cole's BBQ at 0.25 Miles Nearest Beach : 26th Avenue or Moran Lake at 0.1 Miles

Santa Cruz is a delightful seaside community/University town with many attractions in addition to its great beaches. Several local wineries offer winetasting, and there are many golf and discgolf courses in the vicinity. The Boardwalk amusement park, located at the main beach, is renowned for its roller-coaster and other rides, ocean air, and nearby wharf with its fishing, great seafood restaurants and fish market. Summer offers many art fairs, outdoor Shakespeare performances, and free outdoor concerts. During Fall through Spring, many local restaurants offer midweek specials, such as a $19.95 filet mignon/salad bar/glass of wine dinner, a $19.95 lobster tail/salad bar dinner, etc. Easy day trips include San Francisco, Monterey, Silicon Valley, Marriot's Great America theme park, and Berkeley. Year-Round Special Events at the Boardwalk include the Clam Chowder Cookoff, Band Review, and many others. All in all, it's a great area for outdoor recreation, including biking, surfing, hiking, birding, golf, swimming, paddleboarding, sailing, and many others.

Availability

From $294 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring (Mid-Season)
Feb 13 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$294
From
$355
Fri,Sat
$1,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early June (Midweek Discount)
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$328
From
$385
Fri,Sat
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
UCSC Graduation 2015
Jun 11 2015 - Jun 16 2015
6 night minimum stay
$425
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late June
Jun 17 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
July
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early August (Mid-Season)
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Back-to-School (-10% Midweek)
Aug 17 2015 - Sep 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$328
From
$385
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall (Mid-Season)
Sep 16 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$294
From
$355
Fri,Sat
$1,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Holiday (if applicable) $200 + Tax
  • Processing fee $55 + Tax
  • Cleaning/Restocking-avg $225 + Tax
  • Drought Impact fee $45 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

PLEASE READ.THESE TERMS AND POLICIES PREVAIL OVER ANY OTHER DESCRIPTIONS:
-Automated quotes from listing website must be confirmed with owner.See property description for full rate details
-Listing site doesn't show full rental agreement.Before booking online, call owner regarding terms.
-50%+$100 due on booking, 25% 30 days later, 25% 30 days before arrival
-Refund only if cancelled dates resold

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, This bathroom is off the hall and near all 3 bedrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, This bathroom is adjacent to the family room

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 baby crib, crib may be used anywhere in the house, as needed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 double, 1 baby crib, Double is a rollaway bed, which could be used in living room
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 baby crib, crib may be used anywhere in the house, as needed

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 2 level blocks to 26th Ave beach Pets OK Hot Tub and fluffy robes Large grassy fenced-in backyard Gas BBQ Garden with Flowers blooming most times of the year Firepit Croquet set Foosball table 1-Calif King Bed 2 Queen Beds, 2 Queen innerspring futons, and 1 rollaway double bed TV in every bedroom and in family room 2-Fireplaces Wireless Internet Cable TV with On-Demand and HBO programming TV in every bedroom 2 VCRs and 3 DVD players 12 Beach towels, 4 Boogie Boards, assorted wetsuits, Beach Blanket, Beach Chairs for guest use Ice cream maker Washer/Dryer 2 bathrooms Grab bar in shower; shower chair available on request Kitchen equipped with Gas Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, and Service for 12 High chair 2 porta-cribs, which can also serve as playpens Movies, Cards, and Games for guest use Owner who has lived in the area for decades and can recommend restauraunts, activities, etc.

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