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Kate's Cottage by the Sea in Santa Cruz

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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.

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Last modified on 08-11-2014 at 4:06 PM.

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Kathie Gutierrez 408-202-9395

house rental amenities

2 level blocks to 26th Ave beach
Pets OK
Hot Tub and fluffy robes
Large grassy fenced-in backyard
Garden with Flowers blooming most times of the year
Croquet set
Foosball table
1-Calif King Bed
2 Queen Beds, 2 Queen innerspring futons , and 1 Queen sleeper-sofa
TV in every bedroom
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

2 bathrooms

Grab bar in shower; shower chair available on request
Kitchen equipped with Gas Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, and Service for 12

2 High chairs

3 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.

activities and attractions in Santa Cruz Central Coast

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 dinnet, 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 Band Review October 20, 2012 and the Pizza Olympics on October 21, 2012. 


vacation rental rates

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Winter Rates:* (January 6-February 7, 2014): 205/night midweek; $315/night weekends;  $1500/week; 3900/30 days.  2 night minimum, except 3-night minimum on MLK weekend.  30-day rate includes allowance for utilities, with charges above that the responsibility of the guest.

 Mid Season* (September 16-December 13, 2013 and Feb 10-May 23, 2014; excluding school holiday periods):   $294/night midweek; $355/night Fri., Sat.; $1875/week  Use weekend (or weekly) rates plus 10% for Thanksgiving week and holiday weekends. On 3-day holiday weekends, Sun. rate is same as Fri.-Sat. rate.

 High Season* (June 1-Sept. 15**; Memorial Day Weekend; UCSC Graduation Week; December 14-January 5**):  $379/night**;  $2450/week**   **Deduct 15% Monday through Thursday nights during final 2 weeks of August and midweek in Dec. (excluding holiday periods).

 *cleaning/restocking fee (normally $225), $55 processing fee & 11% local tax charged on all rentals.  $75 pet fee.

 *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 are 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, unless that would leave a gap of only one night.

 ***Contact us for monthly rates.  Note:  No Local tax for stays of 30 days or more.**

 ***Ask about the annual visitor program!  Earn points for each night you stay.  Collect 10 points and earn a free night.

 *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.

*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 rate at the time your booking is made.

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Top things to do in Santa Cruz
  • Beach and Watersports Activities
  • Go to the Boardwalk, Mystery Spot, Wilder Ranch
  • Golf, discgolf, and tennis
  • Winetasting and dining outdoors
  • Shakespeare in the park
Top things to do on a budget
  • Go to FREE local beaches, including beachfires at night, fishing
  • Free outdoor concerts in the summer
  • Sightseeing, listening to street musicians
  • Hiking, scenic walks and bicycling, hot tubbing
  • Tour the University of California campus
Top things to do with a family
  • Beach, Boardwalk, Monterey Aquarium, and Mystery Spot
  • Outdoor sports-soccer, bicycling, hiking
  • Picnics, hikes, BBQs, croquet
  • Roaring Camp small guage railroad events
  • Spend a day in San Francisco, Monterey Aquarium or Great America

Kathie Gutierrez , owner

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traveler reviews for this santa cruz house rental

Great place for all ages

Review submitted: July 22, 2014   Date of arrival: July 13, 2014

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.

Owners response: Thank you, but the pleasure was mine. Come on back soon!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Great place to stay! Highly recommend!

Review submitted: March 24, 2014   Date of arrival: March 11, 2014

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come on back whenever you can!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0



Review submitted: March 19, 2014   Date of arrival: March 8, 2014

This is a perfect house for a weekend getaway, great location, great amenities, very comfortable.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway

Owners response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Glad to have you back anytime.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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Kathie Gutierrez 408-202-9395

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