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2 Bd/1 Ba Cabana W Hot Tub/ Bikes/ Amenities. Walk To Boardwalk, Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 or 5 with rollout

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Cabana! This is a cozy beach cottage is on a quiet downtown street and has a huge backyard and many amenities. Ideal for a family, this 1908 earthquake cottage has connected bedrooms to keep the little ones close at night, and space for them to play in the back after a day at the beach. The house includes a hot tub, beach cruisers, wet suits, body boards and much more. The Cabana is located a stone's throw from downtown Santa Cruz and the Warriors basketball arena, and is walking distance to the Boardwalk, The Wharf, Cowell's beach, West cliff drive, The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Museum, and Depot Park and Soccer field. It is a short walk to favorite local restaurants like The Saturn Cafe, Zachary's, and Hula's Island Grill.

The house has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a dining area/bar, a fully stocked kitchen, a large outdoor patio with grill, outdoor seating, a hot tub, hammock and Tiki bar. Includes high speed WiFi, a flat screen TV with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. It is a fully stocked house which includes all towels, linens, paper products etc. We include beach amenities such as beach towels, chairs, umbrella, wagon, cooler, boogie boards, various wet suits, and 4 adult beach cruisers.

Come stay with us and explore this beautiful county. Santa Cruz is famous for surfing and the boardwalk, but Santa Cruz is also blessed with more state parks than any other county in California, has 29 miles of beaches, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails through magnificent redwoods, one of the oldest wine growing regions in the state, incredible fresh seafood and abundant local organic produce and a farmer's market every day of the week. Ride a bike through wine country, paddle with the sea otters and sea lions, go whale watching or fishing for salmon or halibut. Ride the roller coasters, catch a wave, touch a 1000 year-old redwood tree, or just walk on the beach. Whatever your favorite activity is, you can likely find it in Santa Cruz.

See our other rental at vrbo #478294

More Details

Paul & Kate Winkler
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, Un poquito de espanol
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Paul & Kate Winkler

Our family moved to Santa Cruz years ago looking for a nice place to settle down and raise our daughter. Having lived in the big city for decades (San Francisco and Chicago), we wanted a tightly knit community, with all of the amenities of a big city, and of course a killer location. We couldn't be any happier. Santa Cruz is amazing.

Paul & Kate Winkler purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Paul & Kate Winkler chose Santa Cruz

We have a child and know how difficult and expensive it can be to travel with kids and the logistics of getting a family to the beach and back with all the required equipment. So, we wanted to provide a family friendly place for people to come and experience all of the great things in Santa Cruz while providing everything you need for a day at the beach and a wagon to stuff it all in for the walk. We are walking distance to Cowell's beach, the Boardwalk, the Wharf, West cliff drive and downtown. We have provided all of the fun amenities that a rental should have for families (bikes, boogie boards, wet suits, beach chairs, hot tub, etc). All of this for the cost of a hotel room with much more to offer.

What makes this bungalow unique

Location, Location, Location! Huge back yard and tons of amenities!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Santa Cruz, California

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms. I rollaway twin.
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(72 traveler reviews)

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2 Bd/1 Ba Cabana W Hot Tub/ Bikes/ Amenities. Walk To Boardwalk, Beaches
average rating of 4.6805553 based on 72 reviews

Good vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here during our children's spring break week for three straight years. It's cozy and equipped. The location is the best part, it's an easy walk both to the boardwalk area or to downtown. No regrets.

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

Took my kids there for a few days for spring break and we really enjoyed it! Great location that was close to everything!

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. House was clean and had everything we needed. My Grandson and I enjoyed the hot tub.

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house/Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four who spent a four days in Santa Cruz. The Beach Cabana was the perfect location for us to enjoy downtown, the Boardwalk and the local beaches. Highly recommend and will hopefully be back soon!

  • Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little cabana

  • 4 of 5

Went down to do a 10K with some girlfriends. House was perfectly located for us to walk everywhere. And the house was stocked with all that we needed. Definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We love the cabana and visit at least twice a year. The yard with its hot tub is great. Convenient location to all Santa Cruz’s activities.

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
KC's Sports Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Yan's Chinese
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Cowell's & Main beach
Car: not necessary

Property is located between downtown and Beach Hill. Two block from Santa Cruz Warriors basketball arena. Walk to downtown shops and restaurants. Walk to Cowell's or Main beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Walk to West Cliff drive.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Santa Cruz, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/NY 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2019
May 1 2019 - Sep 2 2019
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2019
Nov 20 2019 - Nov 24 2019
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/NY 2019
Dec 20 2019 - Jan 1 2020
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$641.9
Cleaning Fee C$128.38
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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