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Santa Cruz California 95060 United States of America

Listing # 141296

Rates From USD 3000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 9, 2021

Very Cute Furnished backyard Guest House 2 Blocks to ocean, 5 min. walk downtown AVAILABLE 3/1/21 $3000/mo. WALKING SCORE of 90!!

AVAILABLE NOW: as of 3/1/21- 6/21/21 for minimum ONE MONTH stays at $3000 PER MONTH
This house sleeps 1-4 people – able to have 2 live there and optional room for 2 overnite guests. It is only a 5 to 8 minute walk to downtown via Pacific Avenue and two blocks to Santa Cruz Boardwalk.
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This guest house is behind a beautiful historic Victorian built in 1910, newly converted from garage and done very tastefully, fully updated with many well-appointed touches including artwork, new hardwood floors, recycled countertops, all new plumbing, all modern retro appliances and internet with a Wi-Fi ready TV that can stream Netflix. Fresh paint inside and out. Parking is easily available in driveway or on street.
Utilities – electric/gas/garbage/water/gardener/internet/Netflix are ALL covered and included in price.
There is a cozy bedroom with heat, and a kitchen/dining/living area in one nice-sized area that is very comfortable. We provide it completely furnished with dishes, silverware, pots, pans etc., and all towels & bedding! Bed is a double.
It is very close to bus lines including to UCSC and a VERY QUICK 8 minute walking distance to downtown, stores, and parks. It is on a residential street without significant traffic. It is safe and yard is locked. Noise is not a problem. Neighbors are very nice. Also access to outdoor surf shower and room for surfboards and bikes.

This house is in new shape and has:
DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS for quiet nights
Gas heating/ plenty of hot water
Room for car in the driveway
Additional parking on the street and almost always available
Total size 495 sq ft
The beach is two blocks away and Cowell’s & Steamers world famous surf areas are walking distance. Everything very easily reached on bike. The area is safe. The windows are thick and keep out noise, which is not a problem anyway.

There are the following things nearby ALL within a ten minute walk: over 20 excellent restaurants (at least 3 Zagat rated), 3 movie theaters with many foreign and indie films, dozens of clothing stores, a Japanese sauna/spa, several coffee houses, an authentic Chinese tea house, 2+ pubs, wine tasting shops, craft beer shops, many bars, music & musical instrument stores, a Verizon store, post office, bookstores, at least a few live music venues, 2+ yoga/massage studios, parks, bike shops, 3 farmers markets, grocery stores (including herbal, Trader Joe's, New Leaf, Mexican, Safeway, etc.), and drug stores, a bagelry, cafes, bakeries, and churches. All walking distance! It is an easy quick couple blocks to West Cliff and the beach and the wharf which has its own complete amusement park, concerts, surfing, biking, kayaking, sailing. Free concerts in summer on beach.
This place is a hidden jewel and unbelievable fun for people of all ages. You do not need a car to stay here. Traffic access to Freeway and Hwy 1 is very easy. Airport shuttle available. Day hikes to the redwoods are right nearby. Visitors find this place without any problem. Come enjoy the coastal life!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
485 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Guest House


Available from Monday, March 1, 2021 until Monday, June 21, 2021
Available from Wednesday, September 8, 2021 until Sunday, December 19, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Dates flexible!! - Inquire about what times you need, especially summer
*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 95060 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Beach Hill near Santa Cruz Wharf & Boardwalk
Closest University UCSC University of California Santa Cruz
University nearby Cabrillo College, Santa Clara University

Rental Price:

USD 3000 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Reserved Parking
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: surf & bike friendly property


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member Since Nov 21 2010
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We are two physicians that live in the main house here in Santa Cruz and converted the garage to a fully permitted stylish and brand new guest house for longer term temporary travelers, vacationers, displaced locals and family. It is fully furnished and very tastefully appointed.

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My husband and I rented this lovely guest house for two months while our house near the UCSC campus was being renovated. We couldn't have wished for a better arrangement. The guest house has wonderful bright sun tunnel skylights, top-notch new appliances (with a retro look), and beautiful hardwood floors. The backyard garden is a real plus. Since we were working from home, it was crucial to have reliable internet connections. When we told the owner that the internet was sometimes too weak for our work, he immediately looked into it, and put in extra boosters. After that, no problem connecting! Being able to just stroll down to the beach and downtown is something we will miss when we go back to our own house. Excellent Kito 8/28/2020 2:08:00 PM
We stayed at Towne Terrace, Santa Cruz for 4 months and it was fantastic. The house came with everything we wanted including wireless internet. We enjoyed the outdoor patio and the new outdoor chairs and table that Larry had recently purchased. It was great to have a short walk into downtown Santa Cruz. Larry was always very helpful and quick to reply to any enquires. Highly recommended. Excellent Duncan Forbes 12/22/2013 8:49:00 PM
Your house is even more wonderful than the photos show. You & your wife have a wonderful eye for renovating, furnishing and decorating. And such beautiful art hanging on the walls! "Tastefully appointed" should be stated in your ad at Sabbatical Homes. We shall be very comfortable here this year! The location is incredibly convenient. It's such a quick, pleasant walk to downtown. Thank you, Thank you! Excellent Jeffrey 8/15/2012 9:52:00 PM
This is a very beautiful and cozy home near downtown Santa Cruz (about 5-10 minutes walk - very handy for eating out and those that like strolling around!). Our family of four consisting of two adults and two kids (2 years and less than a year) fit in very nicely. The house in well maintained and has a good standard. Even though very close to Mission St with quite a bit of traffic, the house is quiet. Several playgrounds within 10-20 minutes walk. The owner is great and it was very easy to get things sorted out with him. Highly recommended. Excellent Katja Enberg 12/15/2011 11:50:00 AM