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Santa Cruz California 95062 United States of America

Listing # 39280

Rates From USD 2500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Spacious and secluded Loft-Style House in town

My fabulous Santa Cruz loft/studio is for rent by the month. I am flexible about the actual dates and duration at this point though I give priority to multiple month rentals.

It is available now.

The studio is behind our main house but very private. It is a good distance away nestled in the trees - in fact it is further from our house then most Santa Cruz houses are from one another. It is a loft style space with high ceilings, a gas fireplace, sleeping loft with sky light and door, separate full kitchen, private deck, good storage etc - about 600 sq feet. You can't hear us and we can't hear you.

Our place is half a mile to downtown Santa Cruz, a mile to the beach, and on the bus lines to the university. It has its own washer and dryer and a parking space in the driveway. It is a special tranquil place that feels miles away from anything but is in the middle of everything. Around the corner you can find the best bakery in town, a fantastic local market, music venues, restaurants etc but inside the house you will think you are in the woods far away. It is a terrific place to write.

The house has a unique layout - see the photos. The main room has lofted ceilings, and lots of windows. It is set up into four areas - living room, office, dining room and sleeping alcove (can also be another sitting area if you prefer). Up the ladder there is a sleeping loft with a queen foam mattress. This space has a pocket door for privacy and a skylight for air/light. The kitchen is separate and off the kitchen is a private deck. The bathroom has a full bath/shower. There are two large closets inside, storage and washer dryer are under the studio.

Rent is $2,500 a month. All utilities and internet included - except phone.

Please note: The sleeping alcove has a foam sofa that makes into a foam topped sleeping surface topped with a feather bed. The sleeping loft has a foam queen mattress. The sleeping surfaces are considered very firm.

The laundry facility is in an unfinished cellar accessed by an external staircase. Bikes and surfboards can be stored down there too.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, August 15, 2020 until Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Prefer multiple month rentals. Single months often also possible.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Santa Cruz
Postal Code - State or Province 95062 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords
Closest University University of California, Santa Cruz
University nearby Cabrillo, CSU San jose & Monterey

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: London

United Kingdom

Destination 2: London

United Kingdom

Rental Price:

USD 2500 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Parking and own w/d included
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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