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Westside Cottage Near Beach!

Entire home/flat

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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Our Cottage was the carriage house for our 1916 home in the historic circles neighborhood. When you enter the cottage you will feel relaxed and at home. Our cottage offers two bedrooms with queen beds, a "eurolounger" pullout in the living room, fully stocked kitchen, and a lovely backyard with hot tub access and swings. Hear the sea lions in the morning! Family neighborhood near shops and beaches. The ocean is beautiful and just mins away! We are 1.7 miles from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

The space

**ATTENTION!** Per Santa Cruz City law, we are required as Airbnb hosts to collect the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) separately from your Airbnb transaction. The TOT is 11% of the entire booking (before Airbnb fees). To make the process easier we will send you a request for the tax through the Airbnb site. If you prefer, we can collect this in cash or check upon check-in or during checkout.

Relaxing and bright two bedrooms, one large (with its own door to the garden) and another small bedroom plus living room with third pullout bed, small but complete kitchen, bathroom with shower stall, garden, hot tub. Private unit detached from the main house. Please note that our internet is very spotty and unreliable.

The house is a 10 minutes walk from Westcliff, a 15-minute walk from Cowell's beach and the boardwalk in one direction, and a similar walk through lovely Neary Lagoon to downtown, as well as being close to the university. Shops and restaurants are a very short walk.

We are proud to announce that we only clean with non-toxic/eco-friendly products.

Guest access

There is off street parking for one vehicle with more parking on the street. You will have full access to the cottage and we respect your privacy. The backyard is shared but we encourage our guests to use it and enjoy the space, swings, hot tub and picnic table.

Interaction with guests

We are available to meet with you upon arrival and are happy to offer a tour of the cottage and amenities as well as answer questions about our beautiful city. We have a hands-off style but we're very accessible. We will check on you during your stay to ensure you are having the best experience possible. You are welcome to contact us via Airbnb or text anytime. Our house is right next to the cottage if you see us feel free to say hello!

Other things to note

The hot tub is in the yard which is shared with the homeowners, which just means take turns and keep your suit on :)

Per Santa Cruz City law, we are required as Airbnb hosts to collect the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) separately from your Airbnb transaction. The TOT is 11% of the entire booking (before Airbnb fees). To make the process easier we will send you a request for the tax through the Airbnb site. If you prefer, we can collect this in cash or check upon check-in or during checkout. We will send you the total, so you will know the amount.

Please note that our internet is very spotty and unreliable.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities
Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Prices
Cleaning Fee £61
Security Deposit £191
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £168 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Please read the house manual when you get it and share with other guests so you can easily get into the cottage! Janiece manages the cottage and will be available to answer questions and meet you at the cottage to show you around.

We appreciate you paying the TOT: Per Santa Cruz City law, we are required as Airbnb hosts to collect the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) separately from your Airbnb transaction. The TOT is 11% of your reservation cost (before Airbnb fees) for each night you stay. To make the process easier we will send you a request for the tax through the Airbnb resolution center. If you prefer, we can collect this in cash or check upon check-in or during checkout. We will send you the total, so you will know the amount.

Your house is totally separate, but we are a family with two school-aged- kids, one of whom has asthma, so it is truly important that there are no wild parties (dinner parties and quieter gatherings are fine) and is NO smoking on our property.

The house has beds for six (three beds total) and we could make a floor futon available for a 7th person. Please no more than six people without discussion with us. There is only the one bathroom, so more than six could get "interesting" anyway!

We hope you will love our home and cottage as we do, and treat it with care as we do. Also please don't let our kitty into the cottage, we are trying to keep it fur free for everyone with cat allergies.

Small dogs might be pre-approved if we discuss it FIRST. There are pet rules to follow and subject to a $100 pet fee IF the are pet rules are broken.

Pet rules:
1. Pets are not allowed on any of the furniture, including beds and couches. All of the bedding and towels are white and the couch is light green. We will know if this rule is not followed. Pet hair is VERY difficult and time-consuming to remove.

2. Please do not allow your pet to be alone in the cottage or the yard.

3. Please pick up after your pet as it happens.

We reserve the right to charge $100 if any of these rules are broken. We appreciate the love you have for your pet and being a responsible pet owner.

Check-in is 4:00, check-out is 11, we can sometimes accommodate early/late but PLEASE ask us a few days ahead so we can arrange things with cleaners and other guests.

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - The hot tub in backyard are shared with the main house. However, we encourage our guests to make themselves at home and use the space.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

124 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
August 2017
Not far from the beach. Very clean, good amenities, would stay there again!

Vince User Profile
August 2017
My friends from Florence, Italy, and I very much enjoyed staying at Larissa's place. The house is very well-situated in Santa Cruz for going to the beach, visiting the pier, or going downtown. The neighborhood is pleasant and quiet. The house was a little small for our group (two singles and a couple), but we did just fine cooking dinner and eating in, and one of us slept comfortably in the living room. The backyard is really pleasant--I'll be back to use that redwood hot tub some day! Communication with Larissa and Janiece, the person who manages the rental for Larissa, was easy and couldn't have been more pleasant. Really appreciate their hospitality and responsiveness. I highly recommend the Westside Cottage near Beach.

Phil User Profile
August 2017
Larissa's place was great! It was clean and cosy and was a brilliant place for us to explore Santa Cruz from. It is a short walk to the beach/boardwalk which was a big plus. Highly recommended. Thanks Larissa!

Claire User Profile
August 2017
Centrally located cottage in Santa Cruz. We were walking distance from downtown, the beach and a handful of tasting rooms. The yard was lovely as was the Jacuzzi. The hosts were very responsive to our needs.

Chris User Profile
August 2017
Larissa's space is a solid basic accommodation. However, I had trouble reaching the host during my arrival to gain entry to the house.

Lydia User Profile
July 2017
Great location for the price. Host was friendly. Overall, an awesome experience. Just remember, there is no TV and the internet is spotty, at best.

Thomas User Profile
July 2017
Nice enough, adequate space for 4+, good communication with hosts. Neighborhood is ok, safe but not exactly tidy. Hosts very communicative and supportive. Clean property, separate but very close quarters to main home.

Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Larissa User Profile

I'm a funloving mother of two and an open source software technologist. I love (and live near) the beach, and nature in general - and am really into my garden, I am fairly obsessive about gluten free baking. I have half a masters degree in theology but work in tech...

We are pretty "hands off" as hosts but we are always available if you need us.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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