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Front of homeView from balcony
Bedroom with View - Steps From Beach Boardwalk
Bedroom with View - Steps From Beach Boardwalk
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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THIS PLACE IS FUN!! Every room in this beautifully crafted 3 story Mediterranean town-home has amazing views! It is just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Wharf. Arguably, you're in the best location in Santa Cruz. With an 8 minute walk to downtown, driving is not necessary. This cheerful bedroom is on the first floor, has a private bathroom and views. You will have access to the beautiful open living space and kitchen. You won't want to leave.

The space

This luxury, 3 story, 2,000 square foot, townhome sits above the boardwalk in the desirable Beach Hill neighborhood. It was built to take full advantage of the stunning views. The windows on every floor in the front of the home have unsurpassed views of the ocean, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the wharf. Grab your morning coffee or tea and enjoy the beautiful sunrises over the ocean. The other side of the home has mountain views.

Once you have parked your car there is no need to move it for the remainder of your stay. The beach boardwalk, wharf, and volleyball courts are just steps from your front door. You can also walk to downtown Santa Cruz in less than 10 minutes. (See the "neighborhood" section below for a list of walking destinations.)

The living space on the second level of the home is a bright and sunny open space with a gas fireplace, tiki bar and a balcony overlooking the ocean. There is a 65-inch TV with built in surround sound and Xfinity X1. Throw open the doors and windows to immerse yourself in your surroundings and the activities below. When you are ready for some quiet time the top-of-the-line dual pane windows allow for that too.

The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped for your culinary needs. It has granite counter tops, filtrated water and a convection oven with gas range. There is countertop seating and an adjacent counter height table that can be expanded to seat 8. The kitchen is supplied with coffee, tea, spices and oils for guest use.

A closet next to the kitchen houses the washer, dryer and ironing board.

Your private room is on the first floor. It has a super comfy queen bed with foam mattress topper, walk-in-closet with hangers, and armoire. There is a large window next to the bed with those amazing views of the ocean, boardwalk and wharf. The bathroom has a tiled shower/tub combo, large granite counter top and plenty of towels.

Guest access

Guests can access the main living space, kitchen, laundry, guest bath and balcony.

Interaction with guests

I often work from home and have a workspace in the garage. I will be readily available to direct you to the best restaurants, the many local activities and my favorite mountain biking rides.

Other things to note

PARKING - Beach Hill is permit parking only and we offer two permits. One driveway space can sometimes be made available, please check with us in advance.

SECURITY - Cameras are located at both entrances of the home.

KIDS - Due to this home being three stories and not childproofed, please use good judgement in deciding to bring your young children.

NUMBER OF GUESTS - Maximum number of guests for this room rental is two (2).

Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $99 CAD
Security Deposit $662 CAD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $166 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

* We love our home and the opportunity to share it with you. Every effort has been made to create an inviting and comfortable home that we hope you will enjoy. We appreciate your leaving the home in the same condition as you found it.
*GUEST COUNT - The maximum number of guests for this single room rental is two (2). If you show up with more guests or bring in additional guests during your stay you will be asked to leave.
* NOISE - Santa Cruz has a strict noise ordinance. Quiet hours are between 10:00pm and 8:00am. Please do not disturb our neighbors with loud noise or music.
* NO SHOES - Please don't wear shoes in the house. You may leave them inside the entry.
* KITCHEN ETIQUETTE - Leave the kitchen clean and wash all of your dishes. Run the dishwasher if it is full. It is not necessary to empty it if you are ready to hit the road. Breakfast food, coffee, tea, spices, and oil are provided, however please don't help yourself to the other food or beverages.
* NO FOOD ALLOWED IN BEDROOM OR LIVING ROOM - Please do not bring food or drink other than water into the bedroom or sit on the couch to eat. We have a lot of available seating within view of the TV at the kitchen bar, dining table, and tiki bar. There is also seating on the balcony.
*NO SMOKING!!! - No smoking, e-cigarettes, or vaping is permitted on the premises. In consideration of our neighbors and per our homeowners association contract, this includes outside the doorways, windows, on balconies and in the driveway or side yard.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The main living space and kitchen is on the second floor.
Some spaces are shared - Guests will share the main living space and kitchen with the homeowner.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

13 Reviews

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Kari User Profile
November 2017
Lovely home and wonderful host. I was treated like one of the family. Perfect location for exploring Santa Cruz. Check out Capitola if you can. Rick took me there for brunch on the beach, fabulous spot. Thanks Rick!

Tammy User Profile
November 2017
Rick is a generous and kind host. The room was clean, cozy and private. Location is within walking distance of the ocean and downtown. One of my favorite stays - I'll definitely be back.

Anthony User Profile
October 2017
Rick's place is in a perfect position in Santa Cruz. It's only a couple of walks to the boardwalk, and only a 10 minute walk to the downtown area. The room is on the ground floor which means you essentially a private entrance but can still pop upstairs to the kitchen/lounge room easily. Rick was very friendly, and made sure we had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again!

Annie User Profile
September 2017
Great room with a lovely bathroom and nice view of the boardwalk! Rich was very accommodating and friendly.

Philip User Profile
August 2017
great boardwalk location. easy walk to wharf and restaurants. rick is a great guy.

Heather And Jeff User Profile
August 2017
Rick's apartment is gorgeous and extremely spacious. You absolutely cannot beat the location. It is just two blocks from the Boardwalk, and easy walking distance to everything in downtown Santa Cruz. We stayed in Rick's place for a quick get-a-way for the weekend and loved it. It is super quiet, very modern, and Rick is a gracious host. He ensured that we had a fabulous stay, made recommendations for activities and restaurants, but also let us do our own thing. We will definitely be coming back!

Neil User Profile
August 2017
Our stay in Rick's home was wonderful. The guest room is on the first floor and has its own bathroom. Rick spends his time working on the third floor, so we never felt like we were in his way. The guest room is next to the front door, so it felt like we had a private entrance. Rick is a wonderful host. He allowed us to check in around midnight, and was extremely responsive via text throughout our stay. He's very friendly and approachable, and even lent us his wine opener on the first night, as we forgot ours. You can hear the ocean (and occasional screams from the boardwalk rides) from the room. You can see the ocean a bit — for a better view you'll have to go to the second floor. Rick makes this floor (his personal living space) open to his guests as well. Btw, he has good taste in furniture. On our last day, Rick allowed us to keep our bags in his house until around 3 PM, even after we cleared out of the room. Ultimately, he facilitated our trip in many ways. If we make it to Santa Cruz again, we'll be staying at Rick's place.

Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in April 2017
Rick User Profile

I am founder and CEO of Deft Devise, an industrial and mechanical engineering company. My job allows me to work a majority of the time from home and I maintain a workspace in the garage so will often be available to answer questions and direct you to some of my favorite eating spots and activities. Some of the Santa Cruz activities I participate in are mountain biking, paddle boarding, kite boarding and beach volleyball.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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