Very attractive house in the centre of Santa Cruz, well placed for shops - directly opposite a Spar - and restaurants and close to the new beach which is currently in preparation (black sand). Comfortable beds and high ceilings. Our host was very obliging and arranged for us to be met with the keys and helped to get our luggage up the steep flights of stairs. Generally well equipped kitchen, barring a few items such as a kettle, plenty of hot water in the showers, and good washing machine etc.
On the down side, there was a lot of noise at night from the street and neighbouring buildings, and the furniture in the main living room Was victorian and too uncomfortable to use. A covered loggia was OK for sitting in during the day but draughty and chilly at night.
Santa Cruz is a delightful small town, lots of period charm and largely undamaged by mass tourism; not a single fish and chip shop to be seen. Wonderful walking in the hills.