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Covered patio with hot tub, gas grill, patio table and grassy fenced-in yard with room to play.
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Covered patio with hot tub, gas grill, patio table and grassy fenced-in yard with room to play.
Living room, dining room with hardwoods, gas fireplace, access to patio in back, deck in front.
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Covered patio with hot tub, gas grill, patio table and grassy fenced-in yard with room to play.
Living room, dining room with hardwoods, gas fireplace, access to patio in back, deck in front.
Light and bright, fully-equipped kitchen with gas range, microwave, dishwasher, service for 12.
Family room with 2 queen futons, 50" class TV, blue-ray player, foosball table, card table, etc.
Back bedroom with Queen bed, TV, dresser, room for crib if needed.
Middle bedroom with Queen bed, TV, dresser, room for crib if needed.
Front bedroom with Cal King bed, TV, dresser, rollaway in closet, room for crib if needed.
Cozy, romantic table in back garden area. Help yourselves to yummy edible loquats when in season.
Just another perfect day on one of the nearby pet-friendly beaches...
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Santa Cruz, California

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Karen F
Newcastle, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
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We had a great time. The cottage was very clean and roomy. The backyard was beautiful and the spa was great. The place had everything you needed wetsuits,boards.folding chairs,beachtowels. The beach is just down the street and a great little store just a block away.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
7 Jul 2014
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back any time, and be sure to ask about the returning guest special amenities!
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san francisco
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
3
people found this review helpful
4 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
4 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 4 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Management Response
7 Jul 2014
I'm so glad you had a nice time. By the time I'm writing this response, you've already stayed again, so let me just say that I look forward to your third visit.
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Santa Barbara
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
1
person found this review helpful
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Management Response
5 Feb 2015
Glad you spotted the dolphins! They are so much fun to watch. Looking forward to having you back!
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Groves97
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
93 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Expectations?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

This was the last of three properties we stayed in when travelling San Francisco (5 nights), Yosemite (4 nights) and Santa Cruz (5 nights). It was the third best property. Good points: 1. Location: very close to the beach and in a lovely quiet area with facilities close by, 2. Wet suits and things to borrow for the beach, 3. Towels - lots of them including beach towels, 4. Lots of information left for us, maps and instructions, 5. Hot tub and very pretty garden. Bad points; 1. cobwebs in bathrooms, hall and all walls Blinds had not been cleaned for ages. 2. Furniture - bed propped up with a brick, dishwasher did not clean properly, table football broke, video player - not DVD!, beds, pillows and blow up beds in wardrobes where clothes supposed to be hung, furniture old and dated. 3. House - front bedroom smelt of damp and bathrooms very dated. Most of the stuff out of date in fridge.So many instructions on what to do and what not to do, although I left a note for the owner saying all this.
Overall this house would suit a large group of friends who want fun and so not bothered about being in a 1970's throw back with too much useless furniture and old rattan furniture and wonky lamps. It was large enough for the 4 of us and the kids loved the hot tub and were very happy. The photos are not recent on the advert.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 2 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
2 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: location, hot tub and wet suits
Liked least: cleaniness, decor and dilapidated furniture
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
21 Aug 2013
Neil,
I'm glad you liked the location, wetsuits, beach amenities, hot tub, and garden, but sure wish you'd have called me about the other things. Unfortunately, now people who have read your review have some misinformation, which I'll try to address here:
--When you stayed, there were DVD players in the house--one in the family room and one in each of 2 bedrooms. Perhaps you didn't recognize them. If you'd have called me, I'd have helped you figure it all out, including which remote control to use.
--As the instructions at the house say, for best results with the dishwasher, the water at the sink needs to be hot before you start it. Again, if you'd called me, I could have helped you.
--I'm not sure what problem you had with the foosball table--it works fine.
--A prior guest with acid reflux disease had put two of the legs of one of the beds on bricks to create a very slight incline. It had always been stable, and one other guest with the same ailment had appreciated it. Nobody else had ever mentioned it. That's been undone now.
--I'm glad you mentioned the blinds--they have now been cleaned and the cleaning staff is on a regular schedule for cleaning them now. (It's hard with only a few hours between guests to do everything each time, but there is now a rotating schedule in place.)
-A spider displaced by dusting is very industrious, spinning new webs almost the next day. I'm sure it was an exaggeration to say that they were on all walls in the house, although most houses have one or two somewhere.
--Some of the containers with older dates on them are refilled from larger (newer) containers of items bought in bulk. It hadn't occurred to me to mention this to guests!
--People's taste in furniture obviously varies. I personally like rattan and wicker furniture in a beach setting. Many people find it easier to relax if things are casual and not "fussy." The photos clearly show the furnishings, so I'm puzzled that you were surprised by them.
--You'll be happy to know that this fall one of the two bathrooms was re-tiled with neutral colors that will never be out of style.

I sincerely wish I'd known about your concerns while you were here and I could do something about them. I do recall that I was having car trouble during your stay, which interfered with my plan to stop by and say "hello" to you, but I certainly would have sent the housekeeper by to take care of anything that was troubling you, if only I'd have known.

Sincerely,
--Kathie
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MollyMcB1...
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Homey, quiet and comfortable.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Kate's Cottage is located very close (walking distance) to several beaches. The home is located on a very quiet street Santa Cruz. It was clean and well stocked. It has a very nice fenced-in backyard where my dog could stay when we were out. My family and I enjoyed our stay very much. We only had one problem - the jacuzzi wasn't in working order (too many chemicals) for a day and a half. Kathie, the owner, was very attentive to the problem and had it resolved as soon as possible. My family and I would definitely stay at Kate's Cottage again.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Quiet, clean and near the beach.
Liked least: Check-in time was 4:00 p.m. - that seemed very late to me.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
5 Feb 2015
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I appreciate the feedback on the check-in time, which is now a little earlier. Also, depending on the housekeeper's schedule, it's usually possible to arrange an early check-in for people by request--especially for returning guests. Looking forward to having you back soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012
3
people found this review helpful
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Bay Area
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
1
person found this review helpful
4 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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