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1 / 23 Covered patio with hot tub, gas grill, patio table and grassy fenced-in yard with room to play.

From $275 / night help
Total guests, approx:

Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 8  Type: House

2 Full baths

Kate's Cottage by the Sea: A Family Retreat in Santa Cruz, CA. Walk to Beach!
TripAdvisor property ID 2387898

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Santa Cruz today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 19 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1925 to as high as $2500, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 16, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Kathie G.

Tourist License: CO00126

Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 Aug 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: $250.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Santa-cruz,-california Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking not allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (19)

Very Good – based on 19 reviews Very Good
19 reviews

Very Good

“Nice house with good amount of living space and nice yard and garden close to beaches”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2016

We had a nice time in this house in Santa Cruz. We especially appreciated the beach equipment (chairs, wagon, wet suits, etc.) and the owner's willingness to allow us to bring our two grandchildren and our golden retriever Lucy.

Response from the owner It was a pleasure to have you stay. You're welcome back any time!

“Great beach access location”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2015

This home was a very good fit for our family and our dogs based on the location, and the secure, fenced backyard. Within a 4 minute easy walk you are on the beach! We enjoyed the hot tub and the house is equipped with everything for the kitchen, beach play, and the foosball table was a big hit along with the croquet set. We found the beds to be quite comfortable (contrary to a previous review), and plenty of extra bedding is available if needed. The neighborhood was very quiet, and we had no problem with parking, since extra parking passes are kindly provided. The owner was very responsive and accommodating to my questions and our needs. It was obvious to me that she wanted us to enjoy a good time at her home and be comfortable.

“perfect house!”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2014

my family of 5, friends family and my father stayed here over new year. It was perfect for everyone including my 11year-old dog! kids were 2-9 years old and they all had great time. Close to everything, well stocked house. I will definately come back.

Response from the owner I'm so glad you had a nice time. By the time I'm writing this response, you've already stayed again, so let me just say that I look forward to your third visit.

“Great location and floor plan”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2013

Fantastic location, just steps to the beach where we watched the sea lions and dolphins play! Floorplan is ideal with bedrooms quietly sequestered from the large family room/additional sleep area. Bathrooms located accordingly.

Response from the owner Glad you spotted the dolphins! They are so much fun to watch. Looking forward to having you back!

“Relaxing and fun!”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2012

I rented the cottage when family was over from New York and DC. Everyone loved it.. and went back happy and relaxed. Everything in the house was clean and fresh.. towels, linen but not fussy. It has a very homey feel. It also is very nicely stocked.. almost everything you would need.. is probably there. One of the days, it rained the whole day.. and yet there was stuff to do all day.. games, hot tub (so relaxing), books, TV. There are multiple beaches within a block or two.. very easy access.. I was amazed to see dolphins so close to the shore. I had a wonderful time with my family here and will surely come back!

“Incredible family retreat!”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2012

For mother's day my brothers and I rented Kate's Cottage by the Sea. The cottage worked wonderfully for our family retreat! There are three private bedrooms and a pair of futons that slept everyone comfortably. Kate's also has a wonderful backyard where we relaxed and played bocce ball. Did I mention that Kates is a few blocks from the beach? All in all we had a wonderful stay. Kate's is an ideal getaway just an hour or so from the Bay area. I would definitely stay there again!

“Perfect house and location for a relaxing family holiday.”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2012

We booked at short notice and Kathie couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The house was spacious, homely and incredibly well equipped. The location was quiet, close to the beach and we enjoyed having a shaded patio and a garden. There was nothing complicated about arriving, staying or leaving the house and we all felt very relaxed.

“Awesome... Everything as promised”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2011

Everything was as promised... not a detail missed. Working with the owner was great. I'll definitely stay here again

Response from the owner It was a pleasure having you stay. I look forward to your next trip.

“Comfortable and accommodating”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2011

Kate's Cottage provided the perfect home base for us during a weekend soccer tournament in Santa Cruz. The home is clean, comfortable and much larger than it appears from the outside. We had three families staying together and we never felt crowded, even with four teenagers. The kitchen is clean, spacious and functional. The futons in the family room provided a great kid-friendly sleeping and lounge area. The biggest surprise was the back yard. The landscaping is lovely, and there is a covered patio with a hot tub - the girls really enjoyed soaking after their games. Kate was kind enough to provide welcome instructions via email in advance of our stay detailing the many extras that were available to us - wetsuits, boogie boards, beach blankets and towels, and a picnic basket. The neighborhood is quiet, and there are several beaches a short walk away. While the home is very clean and comfortable, it doesn't feel fussy. We never felt like we shouldn't sit on the furniture or make ourselves completely comfortable. It has the feel of staying at the home of a friend, and we are all very happy to call Kate our friend! Enjoy

Response from the owner I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and look forward to having you come again.

“A plus - In More Ways Than One”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2011

Better equiped than expected and larger than anticipated. Utilities and pantry items were aplenty and the whole family enjoyed the convenience of the TVs+ and the hot tub. I would definitely return!

Response from the owner Ruth, I'm so glad you had a good time, and it was nice to meet you! I look forward to having you return!

Review 1-10 of 19

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