Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
Marcy & Adam
About Marcy & Adam
Adam is Australian and Marcy grew up in Santa Barbara, so we both grew up next to and loving the ocean. We spent 11 long years on the East coast starting our careers. When we moved back to California (Los Gatos) in 2004, we found ourselves spending every free moment in Santa Cruz. We drove by our beach house every weekend and contacted the owners to see if they'd sell; we won it in a bidding war several months later. What we 'won' was a dilapadated shack with no frame, holes in the floor, and rat-infested outbuildings. We slowly and painfully renovated and restored until we had the little 'jewel box by the sea' of which we had always dreamed! We enjoyed it with our three children (and almost constant visitors) until we recently were forced to acknowledge we were just too much family for such a little (yet, surprisingly functional!) home. Looking forward to retirement, when with any luck it will once again be our full time abode.
Marcy & Adam purchased this Cottage in 2004
What makes this Cottage unique
With a separate cottage with bathroom/kitchenette, this property is perfect for providing for multigenerational gatherings or other situations where some members may need a little quiet space of their own.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 9
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Not what was expected
It might be a good property on sunny days, but in the fall with bad weather it was difficult. There is sleeping for 9, but there is no area in the house or the separate tv room for that many people. The tv room is in a separate structure so there was no way for the people in the main house to interact with those in the tv room, difficult to supervise children. The appliances did not work well, the fridge is on "frozen", the dishwasher is off kilter the shelves won't stay in the dishwasher when the door is open. The oven is super small.
But the location was great.
Loved this place
My friends and I travel every year to an away Steeler game. This place caught our eye with all the room for everyone to have their own space. The back porch area was wonderful for relaxing and entertaining. The beach is just a few short blocks away which made it all the more fun! The place itself had everything you would want or need, it was a very nice place to stay! Watch out for parking. Other then that this place is an 5 star vacation home in Santa Cruz!
We had a lovely family vacation at the west side house in Santa Cruz. The main house is very comfortable & quaint with 1 bedroom downstairs and a loft room upstairs (better for kids or guests that don’t have to climb down a ladder to pee in the middle of the night). There are two guest rooms outside with queen beds. We hung out and grilled in the patio a lot, and let the kids play in the game room, which was off of the patio.
It’s a good spot for more than one family to get together for a holiday, with several different spaces for adults and kids to be in at the same time without stepping on each other.
Easy walk to the boardwalk & surf spots.
We loved it!
This "home" was perfect for our family. The separate cottages kept us close but not on top of each other. The one problem we had was acknowledged and acted on within a couple hours. My 10 year old granddaughter now says she no longer wants to stay anywhere else. The many windows gave me an outside feeling. WE LOVED OUR BEACH HOUSE
What an awesome little gem!! Our family enjoyed our stay so much an enjoyed the charm of the house.
Love Santa Cruz! Enjoyed our stay and the proximity of the beach and boardwalk.
Would definitely stay here again!!
This is the perfect house for a large family or group. My son and his family, including 3 teens and an 8 yr old, had plenty of room to spread out. It's nice to have the TV room separate from the main structure. The house was super clean, very comfortable, and the owners are responsive and easy to communicate with. We will be back.