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Harbor Studio Near Beach Boardwalk

Tiny house hosted by Kirk
2 guests2 beds1 bathroom
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What our guests say is that they like a cottage that is not in the host's backyard. Located on a seldom used alley 2 blocks from the beach, harbor, and restaurants. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a walk of about 1 1/2 miles or 2 miles driving.
Guests appreciate that the cottage is only used by humans.
Please have all guests read the listing description so all are informed.

The space
No smoking on this property. Inside or outside. Please don't risk your security deposit by smoking. This property is appropriate for humans only. Please be aware that if you park in any of the neighbor's parking spaces my phone will ring. My neighbors are friendly and I like to keep it that way. The cottage is very tight therefore 2 adults, one child, and one infant is the maximum occupancy. The twin bed that pulls out of the couch is good for kids, I wouldn't want to sleep on it. My recommendation is to always bring your own comfortable pillow if possible.

Come discover why Santa Cruz is such a popular destination. Our stand alone cottage (not in our back yard) is on a quiet alley way centrally located near great activities. Easy walking to the yacht harbor and beach so you can rent kayaks, surf boards, SUPs (stand up paddling). Bicycling along the ocean is fairly flat or go to the mountains for a challenging mountain bike ride. Or course one of the best beaches for sun bathing and volleyball is an easy two block walk right behind the ever popular Crow’s Nest Restaurant.

TripAdvisor is listing Santa Cruz as No. 15 among U.S. destinations on the rise, partly for being one of America’s surfing capitals.

The top three things to do as recommended by visitors: West Cliff Drive, for breathtaking views and a chance to see monarch butterflies, the San¬ta Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.

Santa Cruz Food Tour is the top-rated tour, fol¬lowed by Stagnaro Fishing Trips & Whale Watching and Chardonnay Sailing Charters. West Cliff Inn is the top-rated hotel, followed by Dream Inn, Sea and Sand Inn, Edgewater Beach Motel and Bella Notte.

Malabar Cafe, which features Asian and vegetarian cuisine, is the top-rated restaurant, followed by Marianne’s Ice Cream and Zachary’s.

This cozy and clean studio cottage is self contained. It has a queen size Murphy (wall bed) bed that easily folds up for extra space during the day and a standard twin bed that pulls out of the couch. The charming bathroom has a blue tiled shower with unlimited hot water. There is also a hair dryer. The full kitchen comes with a toaster, blender, coffee maker, gas stove, microwave, and refrigerator. We also have an ironing board and iron for your convenience.
Comcast provides services for Wi-Fi, and the 32” flat screen smart TV. There is also a DVD player.
We make available clean sheets, pillow cases, and blankets for your convenience. Or you can bring your own linens. It will be up to you to make the beds. For the bathroom we provide towels, hand towels, and wash cloths. There are also 4 beach towels.
Within walking distance we have everything you need for a lazy day. For restaurants close by you can walk to the Crow’s Nest, Johnny’s Harborside, El Palomar Café, Java Junction (coffee), Harbor Café (breakfast and lunch). Aldo’s (update... 2016 Aldo's is serving out of a food truck with beautiful outside seating) is on the other side of the harbor which is great for a long walk.
During the summer there is a free water taxi that goes around the harbor. Slow, calm, and great for all ages.

For local grocery stores Santa Cruz style we have Shopper’s Corner, New Leaf, and Staff of Life. We also have two Whole Foods and a Trader Joe’s. Right around the corner on 7th is the local convenience store and deli called Deke's.

I am surprised that TripAdvisor didn’t mention Pacific Garden Mall for an activity. Downtown is a really cool way to get exposure to Santa Cruz. Just sit on a bench and watch what goes by. Or course they have movies and restaurants and shopping and treats.

Our rates are seasonal so watch the calendar for the current rate.

If you enjoy long beach walks or walks around a harbor where the scenery is forever changing this is the place for you. The low sounds of sea lions in the distance and the long lines of Brown Pelicans flying by are always mesmerizing. If you enjoy great restaurants the world famous Shadowbrook in Capitola consistently gets voted for most romantic.
The Cottage is located near everything! Just a 5 minute walk up Seventh Avenue from Twin Lakes Beach and the Santa Cruz Harbor. You will find beachfront dining, volleyball, Thursday Night Beach BBQ and Music, Wednesday Afternoon Sailing Regatta, Saturday morning Ukulele community beach group, and your spot for bonfires on the beach. Just 2 miles away is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, with free Wednesday Night Movies on the Beach and Friday Night Concerts. Downtown Santa Cruz is just 10 minutes away and is the spot for movies, dining, shopping, and people watching. Capitola Village (3 miles) is a cute waterfront village with entertainment, dining, and shopping (also another beautiful beach). San Francisco is an hour and one half away north and Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur are just one hour south. UCSC, Cal, Stanford, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, and Cal State University, Monterey Bay are all within an hour away.
We hope you choose our cottage for your stay.

Places for sleeping

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed

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4.86 out of 5 stars from 501 reviews

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Santa Cruz, California, United States

People are really friendly in this comfortable neighborhood. You can just park your car and have plenty to do within walking distance. Or use it for home base and visit Big Sur or the Monterey Bay Aquarium. There is plenty of beauty and action right here. Amazing what you will find to do. Always something happening in Santa Cruz.

Hosted by Kirk

Joined in August 2011
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I love my little harbor hale cottage by the harbor. I keep it clean. This is a great area for mountain biking and my Santa Cruz Blur works well for me.
During your stay
I live about 20 minutes away in a town called Aptos. It is common that there is no contact with guests. I am available by way of text, phone, or email. I am a people person so I am willing to meet if that is what you prefer.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹9260
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