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Historic 1887 Carriage House Located On Landmark Property

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, oceanfront

650 sq ft one bedroom vacation rental with top of the line amenities: fully stocked gourmet kitchen, sumptuous bathroom, and cozy and romantic bedroom with new memory foam mattress. Ideally suited for an adult couple traveling alone, or with well-behaved pets. Works equally well for short or longer term visits. Eastlake Victorian carriage house, architecturally stunning. Owner received green design award for historic renovation. This unit exudes the charm of a bygone era, but has all the conveniences of modern living. Balcony overlooks main property, garden, and scenic West Cliff Drive. Peek ocean view from balcony. Private on-site parking and plenty of privacy, yet only minutes away from world-class dinning, a dream-like 10k jog/run/stroll right outside your doorstep, scenic vistas, and many opportunities to recreate and enjoy the great outdoors. Owner provides complimentary coffee, decaf, tea, and beverages for your consumption. Garage space available for storage of larger items, and washer/dryer available for longer term guests. Strictly no smoking, please. Pets are cordially welcome for an additional fee.

Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Khristina

Extroverted host seeks fun-loving guests who are interested in exploring the wonderland of Santa Cruz, California. My goal is to make your stay a memorable one. I love animals, especially well-behaved ones, and pet companions are always welcome in my vacation rentals!

Khristina purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Khristina chose Westside

Location, location, location! I never thought I would find myself living in a frilly Victorian---I am more the mid-century, post-modern type---but I have grown to love and appreciate the historic nature of my home and it's architectural style. And the view isn't bad, either. :-) I would say this vacation rental is most ideally suited to guests who are seeking non-standard lodging/accommodation that is superbly situated.

What makes this cottage unique

Landmark property registered on the National directory as 'Epworth-by-the-sea'. The carriage house was actually used to house a buggy and horses during the late 1800's. The bottom floor has been converted into a garage and storage; the top floor is the rental unit. Many of the original design features remain, including rough hewn floors made with redwood harvested from the Santa Cruz mountains more than 100 years ago. We are pet friendly (fees apply---please let us know in advance), and four-legged visitors seems to enjoy the area quite a bit. Off leash dog beach less than half a mile from the property. This property works exceptionally well for longer term guests seeking a home away from home. Guests booking for 30 nights or more are exempt from paying Transient Occupancy Tax (normally 11% of rental cost for stays less than 30 days). We are happy to adjust your rental quote accordingly for longer stays...just ask! Also, we believe in legitimacy, and in providing our guests with peace of mind in knowing that we faithfully observe all rules and taxation principles required in our local Zoning ordinance. Our City of Santa Cruz TOT permit number is 18-0090.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Westside

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet enjoyment of shared premises required
  • Pets prone to barking should not be left unsupervised; leashes required while dogs are on property
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kettle ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom comes stocked with toiletries and extra linens. Baseboard heater, ventilation fan, skylight, and magnifying mirror complete the space. Hairdryer also included. Marble tiled shower and high-end bathroom hardware (rain showerhead as well as hand held showerhead options) imported from England complete the vintage feel!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom is small, but very comfy and well appointed. There is a skylight above the bed and a small wardrobe closet, plus a nightstand and a luggage rack. Large window provides excellent ventilation and air flow. Reading sconces located on either side of bed. Iron and ironing board available upon request.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Modest discounts given for weekday stays, and for stays of three nights or more during the off season...just ask. Also, this units works very successfully for longer-term guests, and stays of 30+ nights include a complimentary housekeeping service for no additional charge. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ IMPOSES AN 11% TRANSIENT OCCUPANY TAX ON ALL STAYS LESS THAN 30 NIGHTS. Monthly rentals are exempt from paying this tax.


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Historic 1887 Carriage House Located On Landmark Property
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5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated the accomodations, cozy while being beautiful and located in a great neighborhood. Felt like a real home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Planning on Moving in soon as I win the LOTTERY 😎

  • 5 of 5

Hand down this is the most lovely place I have ever stayed at for a vacation. Everything has been carefully thought of. Such a sense of peace. My puppies felt at home too. Iwish I was there now. We are in the middle of a wildfire in Redding and waiting on news of being evacuated. If you are thinking of staying in Santa Cruz.... this would be a fabulous place to stay. Thank you Khristina!

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 3 nights out of our honeymoon. Perfect place to escape. Total privacy and a great feel to the place. Amazing bathroom and shower. The cliffs are right across the street, as well as the bike path to the Boardwalk. Boardwalk was only a 15 minute walk. Loved the town, shops and thrift stores. A little slice of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, convenient, and lovely!

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house was exactly what we were looking for. It’s cozy and the ideal size for the two of us and our two dogs. You are in the middle of Santa Cruz and only steps to the water, but also protected from the noise and commotion of the street by the main house. The kitchen and bathroom are stunning and thoughtfully stocked with anything you could need. The rain shower is heaven. The balcony is perfect for two people to enjoy a morning coffee or after dinner drink. You even get a partial view of the water. Simply perfect! Khristina responds promptly to all communication and ensures her guests feel welcome and at home. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was beautiful, well equipped and close to the sites of Santa Cruz. Great, cozy, clean

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. Some screens on windows would have helped keep the mosquitoes out on nice cool evenings. Other than that the place was great and the owner was friendly and attentive to our needs. Can’t beat the location and proximity to beach, surf, and endless walking or biking trails. We loved it and will be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A private, quiet, getaway. Right next to the madness!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay. This gem is

delightfully self contained for your down time. Even better though, is that it is perfectly closer to loads of touristy stuff. That's not a sarcastic comment.

We had excellent seafood and craft cocktails within a 10 minute walk from the unit. We were able to walk to the downtown movie theater in 20 minutes! I definitely recommend staying here.

I might also mention that the owner of the unit was delightful but not invasive. This was a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Aquarius; Ideal
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pasatiempo, Delaveaga
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended

Easy stroll to Municipal Wharf, Boardwalk, Casino/Arcade, SC Surf Museum, off-leash dog beaches, and so much more. We are located on scenic West Cliff Drive, in close proximity to the best of what Santa Cruz has to offer, rain or shine. We'd love to host your next visit!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage around the Westside

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Escape
16 Sep 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$130.36 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$102.91 + Tax

We believe in legitimacy and transparency. The local 11% City of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Tax will be added to all bookings less than 30 nights in duration. Please note that $75 pet fee is PER PET, but we will often adjust or waive additional fees for longer stays, or if you plan on bringing more than one animal companion with you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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