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Historic 1887 Carriage House Located On Landmark Property

Bedrooms 1
Space 63 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, oceanfront

700 sq ft one bedroom vacation rental with top of the line amenities: fully stocked gourmet kitchen, sumptuous bathroom, and cozy and romantic bedroom with brand new memory foam mattress. Ideally suited for an adult couple traveling alone, and/or with pets. 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. 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 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.

Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

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, esp well-behaved ones, and pet companions are always welcome in my vacation rentals!

Khristina purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Khristina chose Santa Cruz

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Westside, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 63 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • 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
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Historic 1887 Carriage House Located On Landmark Property
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Charming Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

I love visiting Santa Cruz and this charming carriage house is perfect! It has been beautifully restored with high end finishes with attention to detail including the hay loft sliding door and vintage floors. I could hear the ocean waves & sea lions on the pier at night. The off street parking is a bonus too. There is easy access to groceries, restaurants, shopping and West Cliff drive. This is the second time I’ve rented from Khristina and she is a delightful host, always available via text or phone. I am planning to return!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carriage house Sanat Cruz Ca

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house is a charming 1 bedroom cottage with a quaint deck and all the amenities. Great location. We will return again and again.

Rick and Marion, Reno, NV.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet property and owner

  • 5 of 5

Everything about my stay there was very nice.

I honestly can't think of anything that needed to be improved.

And what a location! Really loved the bed too.....going to buy a mattress

like that for myself. Thanks Khristina!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming House-great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House is a wonderful little hideaway within walking distance of the most beautiful part of Santa Cruz. My family loved the beach access and the quiet. It is very well-maintained and the customer service was way above and beyond what is usually expected. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting the full Santa Cruz experience. We were grateful to find this magical place and look forward to our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words, Kristen. Your family was a delight to host, and I will look forward to your return visit as well!
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Fantastic location in a beautifully renovated property.

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House was perfect and Khristina could not have been more helpful. We loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House is wonderful! It's been beautifully restored and was spotlessly clean. It's location is perfect, within easy walking distance from the beach, boardwalk and town. Khristina was very responsive to the few questions we had. The Carriage House will be our first choice if we return to Santa Cruz (and I hope we do). Loved every minute of our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Aquarius; Ideal
Nearest Train
100 Metres
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 in Westside, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$127.09 + Tax
Pet Fee A$100.33
Pet Fee A$100.33 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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 canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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