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Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, In The Heart Of Santa Cruz, Sunny Banana Belt

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

In The Heart Of Santa Cruz, Sunny Banana Belt, Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath

This newly renovated house is right in the middle of everything! You can drive to most destinations in the city within 5-10 mins this includes beaches, the boardwalk, downtown, ucsc, Cabrillo and so much more!

The house is located in the Branciforte neighborhood of the banana belt! This is one of the oldest and nicest neighborhoods in Santa Cruz. DeLaveaga golf course and disc golf course are a block or so away. There is mountain biking, hiking and a dog park all within a block of the house. A 2 minute drive gets you to stores satisfying any essentials you may need including Whole Foods, Rite Aid and excellent local dining. Head a few blocks more and you will end up downtown or at the Beach Boardwalk! Locals love the neighborhood due to its central location and the ability to avoid a lot of the summer traffic congestion.

Kitchen - the kitchen was completely remodeled less than one year ago. Gorgeous black granite counters, a huge farmhouse sink, reverse osmosis drinking water system, tons of cabinet space with the soft closing hardware. Plus a gorgeous view of the front yard from the kitchen sink!

Master bathroom - brand new master bathroom (less than 3 months old...Never even used by the owners!). Stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Get a little foot massage while you stand on the pebbled shower floor!

Backyard - It is the perfect spot for a barbecue (there is a Weber available on site). Patio set can seat 6+. The banana a belt is known for getting all of the Santa Cruz sun! You will love the option for shade!

Dining room - Farmhouse style dining table that can easily sit 8 people or more! We love having big dinner parties and this house is perfect for entertaining!

Living room - Very spacious living room! Includes a sony playstation (games not included), cable with hbo, tons of board games and books on every topic. The couch folds flat into a bed that could accommodate two people. You can catch a fantastic sunset over the backyard!

There are so many things to love about this home!

More Details

Owner
Rachel Sherer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Rachel Sherer

We are both Santa Cruz natives, born and raised. We both love our town and are excited to share it with you!

We are happily married and live with our wonderful 10 year old daughter. We LOVE to travel! We LOVE food (cooking, eating, trying new foods, you name it!) We love to be outdoors. We love to go backpacking, go for hikes, ride our bikes, and mushroom forage. Most of all, we love to spend time with our friends and family.

Rachel Sherer purchased this house in 2012

Why Rachel Sherer chose Santa Cruz

This was the first home we purchased. Being Santa Cruz natives, we could not have asked for a better location! It is the perfect amount of space, we love having hardwood flooring throughout the house, we love the neighborhood, we really love everything about this house!

This house was a huge undertaking for us. The entire house needed to be fixed/cleaned/replaced... but that was really the only way we could afford our own place. So over the course of almost 4 years, we slowly worked on various aspects. We did as much of the work ourselves as we could. We had lots of help from our family and friends. We were able to turn this house into a home that we are really proud to share with others!

What makes this house unique

Kitchen - the kitchen was completely remodeled less than one year ago. Gorgeous black granite counters, a huge farmhouse sink, reverse osmosis drinking water system, tons of cabinet space with the soft closing hardware. Plus a gorgeous view of the front yard from the kitchen sink!

Master bathroom - brand new master bathroom (less than 3 months old...Never even used by the owners!). Stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Get a little foot massage while you stand on the pebbled shower floor!

Backyard - It is the perfect spot for a barbecue (there is a Weber available on site). Patio set can seat 6+. The banana a belt is known for getting all of the Santa Cruz sun! You will love the option for shade!

Dining room - Farmhouse style dining table that can easily sit 8 people or more! We love having big dinner parties and this house is perfect for entertaining!

Living room - Very spacious living room! Includes a sony playstation (games not included), cable with hbo, tons of board games and books on every topic. The couch folds flat into a bed that could accommodate two people. You can catch a fantastic sunset over the backyard!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had z great stay at the green door. There were chocolates and wine to welcome us. The house is so well equipped, everything you could need from toiletries to towels to tea and coffee was there! There was plenty of space for our party of 5 adults and would be space for more. It's really well located close to the 1 and a short drive to the ocean and sights of Santa Cruz, we would definitely stay here again and recommend this for others to stay in!
Nov 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bananna Belt in Santa Cruz

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Hall bath has a bath and shower. Tons of storage and counter space. Shampoo/conditioner/body wash dispenser in shower. Master bath is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Get a little foot massage while you stand on the pebbled shower floor!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Hall Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom has a trundle bed.
    Front Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, In The Heart Of Santa Cruz, Sunny Banana Belt
average rating of 4.611111 based on 28 reviews
Elk Grove
4

Beautiful home in very convenient location

  • 4 of 5

I must admit at the beginning: I am picky. The Green Door house is beautifully renovated home in a nice, quiet suburban neighborhood. The home is even prettier than the photos show; all renovations are very recent and everything was SPOTLESS (except a few dishes that weren't washed by previous renters... not the owners' fault.) We have stayed in several VRBO's and this was the cleanest home, by FAR. The kitchen is beautiful: all new appliances (completely silent dishwasher) and gorgeous tile and hardwood floors throughout the entire home. The tile floors in the main area even have radiant heating - fabulous! The master bath is spa-like. Bedrooms are separated from each other, making it very private. There was plenty of seating at the HUGE dining room table and in the upstairs family room. The front landscaping is beautiful. Our family of five (3 teenagers) and our dog had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a relaxing stay, including several neighborhood walks. Rachel and Jessie were lightning quick to respond to our questions before our stay and they have a very informative binder with lots of great local recommendations. Clearly, the owners love this property and it shows: it is well-furnished and well-maintained. Banana Belt is aptly named; the home almost always had warm sunshine, even when the beach and much of Santa Cruz was cold, damp, and overcast. Happily, the home's many windows offer a wonderful cross-breeze and the blinds provide ample privacy. The home is very close (walkable) to multiple grocery stores and lots of great restaurants, and is just a short drive from anywhere in Santa Cruz. Easy on/off freeway, too.

There were a few SMALL downsides. The backyard landscaping is still a work in progress, but offered some enjoyable experiences. We grilled dinner on the BBQ and were comfortable letting our dog have some free play in the well-fenced backyard. Also, the home is right up against Highway 1 and despite a very tall brick wall, the freeway noise is noticeable if windows are open during commute hours. The family room is up a short flight of stairs from the kitchen/dining, making living areas separated - however, this may be a plus for some families who want to spread out.

Summary:

Neighborhood: A

Cleanliness: A+

Communication with owners: A+

Renovations: A+

Location: B+ (must have car, but anyplace is just a 5-minute drive. Can't walk to beach.)

Floor Plan: B+

Quiet: B-

Bottom Line: We will be back! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was okay!

  • 2 of 5

The place was clean and newly renovated and the pictures show the best part of the home. The back yard is dirty and not finished so much for a BBQ

We stayed 4 nights and they left two bath towels one wash cloth for each of us. The garage had a pick up in it so there is no garage to park in. The TV dvd music or game didn't work but the owner came over the next day to fix Thank You.

Prepare your self for the highway noise and the traffic because it is loud! You can't watch TV with the windows open to get that cool Santa Cruz air. And there is no air conditioner so we walked into a house which was over 80. Sorry but we won't return

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice property, pretty cool layout, very comfy.

  • 5 of 5

Super nice experience. Perfect chill spot for family and friends vacation. Everything to do is within a 5-10 minute drive, very relaxing. The kitchen was perfect, we actually did a "chopped" party one night and had plenty of room for all contestants.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home! I highly recommend staying here.

  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed here for a gathering and we absolutely loved it! The owners were friendly and helpful and their home was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Sweet

  • 4 of 5

The space suited us well. Didn't find sheets for the hide-a-bed. Dishes still in dishwasher not in cupboard when we arrived. Otherwise great.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts. Super helpful and would stay again.

Great place also

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Crepe Place
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Pasatiempo Golf Course
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Seabright Beach

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bananna Belt, Santa Cruz County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 29 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,820
for 5 nights
From
£334
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£358
for 1 night
From
£209
From
£263
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £94.1 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.42
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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