Waves crashing on Sunny Cove cliff - enjoy the ocean spray! - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Welcome to Ansel's Getaway - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Fun and cheerful Adirondack chairs!  Nice, wide arms to sit your drink on. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Sunny Cove beach.  Serene, beautiful East Cliff neighborhood. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
HOT outdoor shower! - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Spacious courtyard, driveway fits two large SUVs.  Two parking passes for street parking available. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Front patio entry - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Covered porch with chairs - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Adriondack chairs in the front porch  - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Front porch.  Nice spot to enjoy morning coffee. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Custom, extra long picnic table will fit all your family and friends!  Great spot to relax and enjoy morning coffee & afternoon sunset cocktails. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Living room / "3rd bedroom" (pocket doors close off room). - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Family room with huge, flat panel TV.  Futon converts to queen bed. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Master bedroom withCal King bed.  Two closets, plenty of space.  TV with dvr. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Master bedroom - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Second bedroom with Cal King bed, large closet, TV. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Sunny kitchen with lots of natural light. Table seats up to 8 and kitchen bar seats 2. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Kitchen with lots of natural light.  Fully stocked kitchen. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Fully stocked  kitchen - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Bathroom with shower & tub.  Two entries:  Master bedroom door and hallway door. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
2nd Bathroom with shower stall - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Attrium with built in BBQ and wet bar - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Sunny attrium - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Game Room / Garage: Vintage shuffleboard, billiards, foosball, beach toys. Very popular with our guests!  - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Vintage shuffleboard table with original scoreboard. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Vintage shuffleboard! - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Another beautiful day at Sunny Cove beach  - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Laundry room - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Baby Gear!  High chair (converts to booster), booster & tray seat, Pack-n-Play crib, and saftey gates.  Lots of baby & kid's books, dvds, games, puzzles and toys! - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Enjoy fresh oranges from our orange tree.  Pride of Madeira plants blooming in the back yard. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Large backyard with plenty of room for kids to play. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Backyard patio with gas bbq, table and plenty of seating - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Front yard, new painted, boogie boards - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Spring time at Sunny Cove!  - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Los Parisco’s Market is just two streets away.  Local mini mart AND delicious, fresh Mexican food (tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc) .  Beach items  & firewood.  Lots of yummy items including fish, local wine, ice cream, treats and more! - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Micro Brewery across the street & short walk from Ansel’s. Lots of outdoor seating to enjoy some great craft beer! - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Local micro brewery serving American  & English craft beer. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Try them all with a flight of tasty ales and porters! - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
View from Sunny Cove looking down toward Santa Maria beach around the cliffs.  These cliffs are accessible by foot and have great tide pools to explore. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Full moon at Sunny Cove - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
17th Ave view of Sunny Cove  - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Sunny Cove beach, great for kids as the cove keeps them contained and is less windy. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
One of the benches at Sunny Cove - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Twin Lakes beach entrance is just two streets away.  Enjoy a stroll to the light house & outdoor dining at the Crow's Nest and other harbor restaurants. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Beach Boardwalk, 8 min drive away - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Winter Wonderland at the Boardwalk during holiday season:  Ice Skate rink, fire pit rentals & holiday S’mores, pics with Santa & more (check Boardwalk website for current offerings) - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Sunny Cove inspires many artists … and people that like to relax!  - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Short stroll to Sunny Cove, just 100 yds from Ansel's Getaway - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Another beautiful day at Sunny Cove! - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Bench on the cliff at Sunny Cove.  Great sunset watching here. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Sunny Cove surf break - best place for boogie boarding & body surfing in Santa Cruz! - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Monterey Bay Aquarium is a popular day trip. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Pleasure Point, famous for surfing is 5 min away. Stroll along the new walk way & bike paths.  Our parking passes are permitted in this neighborhood. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Fishing on nearby Twin Lakes beach. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Tide pools on the Santa Maria cliffs. Walking distance from Ansel's - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Sandpipers on Sunny Cove beach.  Photo gift from one of our repeat guests. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Walking along Pleasure Point.  Ansel's Getaway is half way between Pleasure Pt and the Boardwalk. - Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Beach House...STEPS to Sunny Cove Beach! Great location and spacious home! Starbucks, WiFi, game room, outdoor shower, & more!
10 Guests · 2 Bedrooms · 2 Bathrooms · Vacation Home · 1500 Sqft
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100 yards to Sunny Cove beach! Family friendly, comfortable 1500 sq.ft home: 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms + "3rd" bedroom/living room w/ pocket doors close for 3rd bedroom, outdoor shower, WIFI, cable, gas/charcoal bbqs, game room, beach toys!
*1 week stay minimum summer & some holidays
*6 adults+4 kids MAX, sleeps up to 10

Sunny Cove beach 100 yards from front door! "Ansel's Getaway” at Sunny Cove is a great family home in Santa Maria Cliffs, a relaxing neighborhood between Capitola and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Home is located on same block as Sunny Cove beach! On 16th Ave, near East Cliff Drive. Twin Lakes beach just a few streets over.

WALK to several beaches, Starbucks, restaurants, microbrewery, Sunday Farmers’ Market, and Black's Point market with lots of local treats!

Comfortable layout with front yard, back yard, "game room" / garage with vintage shuffleboard table, foosball, pool table.
Family / TV room, atrium, fully equipped kitchen, many amenities and kid friendly.

King size beds in bedrooms, queen futons in living room and family/tv room.
Internet access, TV, DVD player.
Beach toys, games and lots of kids toys. Baby high chair, pak n play.
Picnic tables in front and back yards.

Minimum 2 nights off season. Weekends require a Friday and Saturday night stay
Minimum 7 nights summer & holidays
This is NOT a party house. Neighborhood has many full time residents that call the sheriff if loud parties taking place.
This is a private vacation rental home. Only you and your guests accounted for on the signed rental agreement will be present.

I'm just a phone call away if you have any questions.

Centrally located. Boardwalk is 8 min drive, Pleasure Point & 41st Ave 5 min, Capitola & downtown Santa Cruz are less than 15 min away. Many of our guests also plan day trips to Carmel and Monterey Bay. Easy access to Highway 1.
Sunny Cove has multiple entrances: Cliff steps on both sides of the cove. Or you can walk thru the back on Johan's Drive.

No smoking, parties or animals (owner has severe asthma and allergies)
Check in 4:00 pm & Check out 11:00 am

Sleeping Configuration

1 / 2
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Master Bedroom
1 king bed
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2nd bedroom
1 king bed
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"3rd" Bedroom / living room
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Livingroom has pocket doors that close off this room to form the "3rd" bedroom. Two comfortable futons will sleep up to 4 in this room.
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TV/Family room
1 queen bed
Queen futon folds out to sleep 2

What this place offers

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IconOven
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IconGas Grill
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconLaptop friendly workspace
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Nearby activities

IconScuba diving or snorkeling
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Suitability

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Child friendly
Yes! We love sharing our home with families! In addition to the high chair, we also have a booster seat, toys, books, and games for all ages.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
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No events allowed
Possible small gatherings but must discuss with manager
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No smoking allowed
No smoking inside or outside of the house.
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Parking Included
Driveway that will fit two medium sized cars or up to two SUVs is possible but a tight squeeze. On street parking may require the purchase of a permit depending on day of the week and time of year. County is evaluating changes for 2022.

Meet The Host

Carrie
Owner
Carrie
Love the Santa Cruz community, water sports, and all the wonders the ocean has to offer!

Wish we lived here full time but work has us anchored to the other side of the hill for now. When time allows, we are lucky enough to call this a home away from home. We enjoy surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, fishing, and just relaxing at the beach with our families.

FUN History: The house was nicknamed "Ansel's Getaway" as ANSEL ADAMS was friends with the original owner of the home, John Bei. Ansel and John would hang out in the basement smoking cigars and discussing leather tanning projects. At the time, Ansel and John worked together at a local leather tannery shop creating camera cases of course! According the the Bei grandchildren, Ansel was quite a character and a frequent visitor of the home.

We have had a few artists visit Ansel's Getaway that have been artistically inspired during their stay. Their work is displayed at the beach house.
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IconMember since: March 2018
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Scenic views

One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Santa Cruz. Great location between Harbor & Pleasure Pt
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Location

100 yards away from Sunny Cove beach (5 houses away, same block as the beach)
Beachside
Oceanside

Getting around

Centrally located, easy to get to highway 1

Directions

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Children
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Policies and Rules

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Check In: 4PM - Flexible
lock box. You will be given a lock box code prior to arrival.
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Check Out: 11AM
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No pets
NO animals, no exceptions. Owner is asthmatic and allergic
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Above age 30 is ok.
Maximum occupancy: 10
10 max: 6 adults and 4 children (under age 8) per Santa Cruz county rules
House Rules
Per City of Santa Cruz:
Occupancy limit of 6 adults and 4 children (ages 7 and under max) Some exceptions allowed such as: infants. Must discuss with manager before reserving
No loud parties, Santa Cruz noise ordinance between 10pm to 8 am.
Signed rental agreement with picture ID for all occupants, seperate damage deposit also required.
Treat our home as you would yours.
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Payment Policy
Check, Venmo or Zelle available. To avoid credit cards & service fees please book direct with us by paying with bank check. You can use credit cards via our other site on airbnb but there will be credit card fee.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Fully refundable assuming no damages and assuming you paid by check. A seperate damage deposit check of $500 is collected and is not cashed. After your depature, if everything is ok your check will be returned within 3 days of your departure. Collected at time of payment.
Cancellation Policy
Must cancel 30 days prior for refund. Cancellation must be emailed to walton.carrie@gmail.com
Notes
Firm NO pets or smoking.

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Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz is a Vacation Home located in Santa Cruz, CA, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 10 guests
Steps to Sunny Cove Beach! Starbucks, WiFi, Kidfun - Santa Cruz has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Mar 2018

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