Live like a local in a comfortable house on a quiet street, just 14 houses from some of the most amazing beaches in all of Santa Cruz County..
This well stocked, clean, single-level, comfortable house is perfect for families, girls' getaways, romantic retreats, multi-generational gatherings, and special times for couples or groups of friends.
With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large family room and living room, it sleeps between 8 and 12 guests comfortably. (Maximum number of adults allowed is 8.)
The house has 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Queen Futons, 1 Rollaway Double bed, and is a great place for one family or a multi-generational vacation stay, reunion, home base while visiting your son or daughter at UCSC or attending a wedding.
Pets considered by prior arrangement.
Private Hot Tub, Gas Grill, Covered Patio, Fully-Fenced Back Garden with Grassy Area for Kids and Pets to Play. Croquet set. Gas and woodburning fireplaces inside and a firepit outside.
Fresh herbs in the garden. Fully-equipped kitchen with gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, food processor, blender, ice cream freezer, ice maker, and service for 12. Herbs and condiments in the pantry and refrigerator, Gevalia coffee, assorted teas, beach towels, wetsuits, boogie boards, and a foosball table.
Kate's Cottage by the Sea is a house with amenities to accommodate several generations, from the high chairs and cribs to the shower chair and grab bars in the shower. You'll find shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and a hair dryer in each bathroom and terrycloth robes for lounging. It's a flat, easy walk to the beach and offers parking for up to 4 vehicles, including parking passes for 2 on the street.
***Returning guests booking before January 15th may qualify for prior season's rate.**
Winter Rates:* (Jan. 4-Feb. 12, 2015**): 205/night midweek; $325/night weekends; $1500/week. 2 night minimum, except 3-night minimum on MLK weekend. **Add 10% for holiday weekends.
Mid Season* (Feb. 13-May 31, 2015 and Sept. 16-Dec. 17, 2015**): $294/night midweek; $355/night Fri., Sat.; $1875/week Use weekend (or weekly) rates plus 10% for Thanksgiving week and holiday weekends.
High Season* (June 1-Sept. 15, 2015**; Dec. 18-Jan. 2, 2015**): $385/night**; $2450/week** **Deduct 15% Monday through Thursday nights first week of June, final 2 weeks of August and midweek in Dec. ; **Add 10% for holidays and holiday weekends, UCSC Graduation, all dates in July.
*cleaning/restocking fee (normally $225), $55 processing fee, $45 drought impact fee, & 11% local tax charged on all rentals. $75 pet fee. On 3-day holiday weekends, Sun. rate is same as Fri.-Sat. rate.
PLEASE READ, AS THESE TERMS AND POLICIES PREVAIL OVER ANY OTHER DESCRIPTIONS:
-Automated quotes provided by listing websites may not reflect 10% holiday adjustments or all applicable charges, so please confirm price quoted with owner.
-The listing site does not allow us to show the full rental agreement, so before you book online, the owner recommends that you call her regarding any questions you may have, as well as the check-in and check-out procedures, guest responsibilities, and other terms that apply to all reservations.
-Standard Terms: 50%+$100 due on booking, next 25% due within 30 days, balance due 30 days before check-in. 15% rescheduling/cancellation fee; payments refundable only if cancelled dates are resold. Trip cancellation insurance may be available to you through outside providers. Check with owner for further information.
*$850 refundable security deposit OR $100 plus damage waiver insurance ($49) required.
During high season, no extra charge for check-in on a Saturday, but please be kind enough not to leave us with a 1-night "orphan" on our calendar. :-)
*2-Night Minimum stays most times; holiday periods and high season may have 3-Night or longer minimums (unless there's a gap that's shorter). No single-night bookings. We encourage you to stay at least 3 nights to have time to relax and unwind.
*Credit cards accepted. Contact owner for further details. PayPal verified. Ask owner for link to seal.
*Rates may change periodically, but your rate will be the rate at the time your booking is made.
*Returning guests booking before January 15th may qualify for prior season's rate.
Kate's Cottage by the Sea, in Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz, California
Additional Location Information
This house is on 25th Avenue, on the East side of Santa Cruz. Two easy blocks from several great beaches. Great surfing, boogie boarding, beachwalking and places for evening beach fires all within an easy, mostly level walk.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Car is recommended
Last updated on May 21, 2015
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Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 16, 2014Stayed 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.
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.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Great location and floor plan"
Left on 11/13/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 13, 2013Stayed 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.
Glad you spotted the dolphins! They are so much fun to watch. Looking forward to having you back!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Relaxing and fun!"
Left on 11/19/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 19, 2012Stayed 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!
Left on 06/12/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 12, 2012Stayed May 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."
Left on 06/02/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Jane and IanReviewed Jun 2, 2012Stayed Apr 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.
It was a pleasure having you stay. I look forward to your next trip.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Comfortable and accommodating"
Left on 09/27/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 27, 2011Stayed 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
I'm so glad you had a good time, and it was nice to meet you! I look forward to having you return!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Welcoming with so much attention to detail - we are coming back!"
Left on 04/12/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 12, 2011Stayed Feb 2011
We loved our stay in this beautiful cottage! Kate made us feel so welcomed with her attention to detail. There were even flowers and champagne waiting for us(it was Valentine's weekend). The owner even made the extra effort to bring a high chair, a crib, toys and a teddy bear, who was sitting on the couch when we arrived, for our little one.
These gestures are such an obvious sign on how much the owner cares and wishes for her guests to relax and feel completely on vacation and pampered. Thank you Kate!
To anyone who is looking to spend a beautiful weekend or week(s) in Santa Cruz, we sincerely and highly recommend Kate's Cottage. It is very clean, has beautiful spacious rooms, a lovely backyard, and it's wonderful that the beach is within a couple of blocks. And, if you perhaps want to simply rest at home, there is a wide selection of books to read, videos to watch... games to play as you sit next to the wood burning fire place. We wish we could have stayed longer and hope to be back again soon!
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