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Beautiful Craftsman Style Home

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This Original Seabright Beach single story cottage was converted in the early 1900's to a two story Craftsman Bungalow. The home is furnished with nautical decor. Upstairs sunroom looks out to the bay and municipal pier beyond. Peaks of the ocean from three other upstairs bedrooms. Upstairs bathroom is large with old fashion clawfoot soaking tub. Downstairs has a large living room, large dining room, large kitchen with eating nook, also a private bedroom off the front porch, and the west bedroom with its own enclosed sun porch. The home sits on a corner lot surrounded by well kept lawns and gardens with many cozy sitting areas, some with a view of the beach, a welcome after a long day at the beach. Wake up each morning to the gentle reminder that you're as the beach with the sound of waves and sea lions barking in the distance.

Keywords: American Craftsman House

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Dave

As a little boy growing up in the San Joaquin Valley, I remember looking forward to going to Santa Cruz every summer to spend 1 week with my grandparents and my young single aunts. Every year my Grandparents would have two grand children stay each week until all my cousins had a chance to vacation each summer. They sold their beach home in the late fifties. So when I was in my thirties I would vacation in Capitola and Santa Cruz and rent at the beach somewhere. We would ride around on our bikes with the kids, always keeping an eye out for a small place to buy. After renting for several years we found a small fixer upper. Being a young general contractor with lots of ambition, we began fixing it up, enjoying Santa Cruz and the beach also. As soon as the sun was out, we were off to the beach. Well after 14 years the little cottage became to small. So one day on a trip to the yaght harbor, we ran across this old Craftsman House that needed some TLC. We fell in love with it and with my ability to do the work we bought it. So now we are the Grandparents having my kids and grandchildren spend fun time at the beach. We have met so many nice families who we have rented to and many still return after many years. Everyone is happy when your'e at the beach. We love it.

Dave purchased this house in 1998

Why Dave chose Seabright

When I found this home in this location by the ocean I could't pass it up. The home is in a great neighborhood with many very nice neighbors who have been here for decades enjoying their families at or near the beach. There is lots to do around here for everyone.

What makes this house unique

The home has lots of space in and out for all guests to spread out or gather together in many areas throughout the day, sunny and shady spots abound on the site.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seabright in Lower Seabright

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Garden
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , or 2-twins (trundle)
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • * Double Bed * Twin/Single Bed * Convertible Bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach View, Ocean View. Surround sound, Private garden bathroom, large lawn area. Some items above were not checked but may be offered if asked.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Craftsman Style Home
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Charming Cabin-Like Home

  • 4 of 5

We definitely enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect for walking to the beach, lighthouse, boardwalk, etc. The spaces in the house worked really well for our family - 8 adults and young children. Because we stayed over Christmas the weather was cool and the fireplace was essential. A fireplace screen would have been a good idea just to make sure the kids stayed away. The kitchen and dining area were large and the space was exactly what we needed to enjoy lots of meals and great family time. These areas could have used a little more heat, but I'm sure this is not normally a problem.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully well kept older home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful vacation home and the cleanest rental home I've stayed in. The location is amazing and only a few steps to the beach, restaurants and a short walk to the boardwalk. We really enjoyed sitting outside under the trees in the beautiful fenced in yard. The home has five bedrooms and it worked out great with our kids and grandkids. The kitchen was well stocked and a dining room table that was big enough for all of us to eat at, play games and do a puzzle. We had a great time. Thank you Dave for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your family stay, this home has hosted many people in the last 131 years, and I am pleased to share it with others who help to keep it in such great shape. Thank you and love to have you back. Dave
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Newtown, Pa 18940

Lovely home in Seabright

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing location in Seabright. We could walk to the beach, the pier and the lighthouse. Plenty of places to eat nearby. Off street parking is a big plus. The beautifully landscape yard is a fun place to hang in the afternoon. Stayed here for the month of August for my daughter's wedding. It has 5 bedrooms so as more of my family came in the the wedding we had places for 10 people. Hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was the first time I rented for a month. The experience was an excellent one, you left the home impeccable. That showed me you cared for this old home as many before you have, but you stand out being there a month. I'm glad you had a great experience and hope you come back. Thank You; Dave
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Clovis, CA

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the nest! The location is perfect, 5 minute walk to the beach, 15 minute walk to the Boardwalk. The home is filled with charm, the kitchen has everything that you need to make any meal. There is a fenced yard and many places to sit outside and enjoy the perfect weather. We will definitely keep this home on our list of vacation keepers. Thank you Dave for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piedmont, CA

Mother of the groom

  • 5 of 5

One of the best houses I have rented through VRBO - charming, very clean, comfortable. Great

location. We were here for a family wedding and enjoyed the sunshine, the garden, the comfy beds

and the beautiful dining room. Walked to the beach, the harbor, the grocery store and the Buttery.

Can't wait to come back. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your guests appreciated our home and enjoyed your stay. We always like to here such nice comments from our guests. It makes our efforts to provide you with a comfortable, fun place to stay worth it. Thank You; Dave
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Martinez CA

A classy unique craftsman Nest

  • 5 of 5

We found ourselves in a bad situation with desperate need for a house for our out-of-town friends and family attending my daughter's wedding. Our request was very short notice and for unusual dates. The owner went far beyond what most would do in such a situation. He was understanding and gracious throughout the rental experience.

The property itself is amazing and the owner has obviously put much time and love into a house well over 100 years old. It was clean and well cared for and has many features that are unique. The second-floor sun porch is great and the outdoor bathroom is, well, COOL!

I cannot give a high enough recommendation for the property and the very kind way we were handled by the owner prior to, and during our stay.

We will undoubtedly return under more relaxed circumstances.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank you for the very kind words you had to say about our home and of your satisfaction with the way we were able to accomodate you and your guests. We always enjoy meeting our guests and hope to make the aquaintance soon. Each time we rent we do a final walk-thru to make sure everything is perfect for you. Thanks; Dave
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Phil's Fish Market and Eatery
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
The Giant Dipper
Wilder Ranch State Park
Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
Aldo's Restaurant
Main Beach
Linda's Seabreeze Cafe
Seabright Beach
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Seabright Brewery, Johnnys Harborside, Tramonti's
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
De Laveaga
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 1, Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Betty's Burgers, Seabright Brewery, Tramonti's
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Car: recommended

Be sure to visit the yaght harbor free shuttle to several location in the harbor including restaurants, kayaking, fishing trips, whale watching, and pleasure sailing on the Chardonay. Take the kids and family to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (8 block walk). Visit the Seymour Marin discovery Center, Do some wine tasting and enjoy several small eating establisments on Ingalls Street and Swift St. Spend lots of time on Pacific Ave. in the old part of Santa Cruz (lots of shopping and entertainment. Visit the Municipal Pier. Lots of antique shopping.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Seabright, Santa Cruz County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £541.57
Cleaning and linens £346.61
Tax Rate 11.0%

Summer Rates .. May 26-Sep 26 ................ 3500/ +tx + cleaning (by the week only).
Normal rates ..Sep 27- May 25 490/night, 3430/week + tx + cleaning. 975/weekend (3 days 2nites)
Holiday Weekends (4 days, 3 nites) 2000.
Other holidays (Easter,Thanksgiving, Christmas,etc.)500/night, 4 nite min.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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