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Santa Cruz California 95060 United States of America

Listing # 56889

Rates From USD 4000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Charming 2 bedroom home next to downtown Santa Cruz, and near Santa Cruz High School

AVAILABLE: April 1, 2021
$4000/month, OR $1500 PER WEEK if only IN SUMMER (6/1-10/1) - INQUIRE if you have particular needs!
This house sleeps 4 people and is only a 5 to 8 minute walk to downtown via tree-lined Walnut Street, filled with gorgeous restored Victorian homes. Built in 1908, it is fully updated. Everything is fixed up nicely with many well-appointed touches including artwork, new re-surfaced hardwood floors, granite countertops, all new plumbing, all modern appliances and internet with a Wi-Fi ready TV that streams Netflix, and fresh paint inside and out. Parking is easily available in driveway or on street. DO NOT LET THE "MAP IT" PICTURE FOOL YOU - THAT DUPLEX IS NOT THIS HOUSE! Our house is located on Towne Terrace.
Utilities – electric/gas/garbage/water/gardener/internet/Netflix are ALL covered and included in price.
There are two nice sized bedrooms, and a kitchen/dining area connected to living room in one large area that is nice for entertaining or family life. We provide it completely furnished with dishes, silverware, pots, pans etc., and all bedding! Master bed is a queen, guest room has a double. The bath tub is a grand cast iron claw foot tub.
It is very close to bus lines and a VERY QUICK 8 minute walking distance to downtown, stores, and parks. (one block from Santa Cruz High School) It is on a small street without significant traffic.
This house is in great shape and has:
DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS for quiet nights
STORAGE SHED (lots of room)
Gas heating/ plenty of hot water
Room for up to two cars in the driveway
Additional parking on the street and it is always available
Total size 1050 sq ft
The beach is about one mile, 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), 4 movie theaters with many foreign and indie films, dozens of clothing stores, a Japanese sauna/spa, several coffee houses, an authentic Chinese tea house, 3+ pubs, wine tasting shops, craft beer shops, many bars, music & musical instrument stores, a Verizon store, several bookstores, at least a few live music venues, 2 yoga/massage studios, parks, bike shops, a farmers market, grocery stores (including herbal, Trader Joe's, New Leaf, Safeway, Shopper's Corner, etc.), and drug stores, bagelries, cafes, bakeries, and churches. All walking distance! It is an easy 1 mile walk or quick bike ride 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
1076 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, April 1, 2021 onward
Available from Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
summer months (if only staying then) are$6000/month
*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 Downtown Santa Cruz
Closest University University of California Santa Cruz
University nearby Cabrillo College, Santa Clara University, SJSU, STANFORD

Rental Price:

USD 4000 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
One month returnable security deposit. Includes ALL utilities. Summer is 6000 per month - depends on how long you are staying & how flexible you are.
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
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Unfurnished
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • SemiFurnished
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other: internet is supplied


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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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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Very Cute Furnished backyard Guest House 2 Blocks to ocean, 5 min. walk downtown AVAILABLE 4/1/21 $2800/mo. WALKING SCORE of 90!!Offered View


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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