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Charming Twin Lakes Beach Cottage

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1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Charming Twin Lakes Beach Cottage

Entire home

Charming Twin Lakes Beach Cottage

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Santa Cruz, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay20 min walk
  • Popular LocationLa Selva Beach15 min drive
  • Popular LocationManresa State Beach15 min drive
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)45 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
60 sq m
Bedroom 1
    2 queen beds
Bathroom 1
    No shower or bath
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Charming Twin Lakes Beach Cottage

Family-friendly Santa Cruz cottage in Eastside Santa Cruz, near Monterey Bay
Unique charming and cozy cottage just 3 blocks from the beach and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Airy and light studio with queen bed, plus queen sleeper sofa. Spanish tile floors, French doors, white wood shutters, sunny deck, side patio, BBQ, hammock. beach towels. Two bathrooms - second bath has an outdoor shower. New washer/dryer. Wireless internet, smart TV. Off-street parking.

Originally the neighborhood library!
Perfect for a romantic getaway or family of 4 looking for some beach fun!
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with desks and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Children's dinnerware


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided


  • Smart TV
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea

Things to do

  • Marina nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 642 sq ft (60 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Charming Twin Lakes Beach
Charming Twin Lakes Beach Cottage Cottage
Charming Twin Lakes Beach Cottage Santa Cruz
Charming Twin Lakes Beach Cottage Cottage Santa Cruz

About this area

Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, this cottage is near theme parks and near the beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. With kayaking, power boating and sailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Twin Lakes State Beach - 3 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 20 min walk
  • Sunny Cove Beach - 20 min walk
  • La Selva Beach - 15 min drive
  • Manresa State Beach - 15 min drive


  • Harbor Café - 3 min walk
  • Johnny's Harborside - 5 min walk
  • Crow's Nest - 7 min walk
  • Cafe El Palomar - 7 min walk
  • Aldo's Restaurant - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 45 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 17 out of 19 reviews
5 - Excellent 89%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 19 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 19 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 19 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 19 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

all around 5 stars!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Best location in Santa Cruz
We had an amazing stay at this property. Walked to the beach, family, friends and multiple great restaurants. Perfect space for us, our grown daughter and her small dog. Marcy was incredible to work with, felt much more like dealing with a dear friend than a landlord. Sorry it wasn’t available for longer. We hope to come back!
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Beach and Harbor get away
This is a sweet historic cottage. Cozy, well appointed. Lovely backyard, in summer would be wonderful! It is located very close to beach and harbor but on a very busy street. I live in a very quiet area with no streetlights or cross traffic, so it was a challenge for the dogs and I to settle in at night. If you live in a city or town this could be a wonderful spot to go. Central to everything. Property Mgmt very accessible! Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

Heavenly cottage close to the beach
What a great stay! The cottage is gorgeous and better than the photos. I went to Santa Cruz with my dog to have a bit of peace and re-centering. This cottage was perfect! The deck and outside areas are a beautiful sanctuary. The home is comfortable and idyllic. I will be back! Great location, just a stone’s throw from the beach. Cool neighborhood market, the Harbor Cafe is just up the street. I cannot say enough about what a great stay I had here!

5/5 Excellent

Cute little cottage close to the waterfront in Santa Cruz
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Twin Lakes cottage while visiting family in Santa Cruz. It is a charming and cozy place that is well furnished and in a great location. Our host, Marcy, was very attentive to our needs. We would certainly recommend this cottage for a couple or small family who wish to be close to Santa Cruz beaches.