Thanks for such a relaxing long weekend! We got here just in time for two lovely sunny days and we're leaving as the rain comes in. I've always been fond of this area and it's nice to live out my childhood dream, staying in a cottage by the beach. When I used to go to Aldo's with my grandparents as a kid, I never dreamed I'd take my husband and two year-old-son 20 years later!

                                                                                                                          Julie Pitt, Livermore, CA 2/22/2009 

This is truly a gem of a beach house. I stayed here with 5 female friends from childhood to celebrate our turning 50. We were all thrilled with this location and all the charm it has to offer. We LOVE your special place here in Santa Cruz. Everything from the bed rooms, quaint little kitchen, amazing deck with view and the owners attention to detail made our stay one fantastic event we are sure to duplicate in the future. We have all vowed to return - and will definitely come back here. Thank you for all you do to make this place so very special!

Lauren W., Campbell California 3/1/2009


The house was immaculate, beautifully decorated and comfortable for our family of three. The views of the beach, Crow's Nest and Yacht Harbor were spectacular. I highly recommend walking down to Aldo's on the other side of the harbor in the morning for a nice seaside brunch. The proximity to the beach meant I could mosey over there 3, even 5 times a day and not worry about parking, or remembering to bring everything I might need. It was a fabulous weekend, and I definitely want to go back.

Julie 3/7/2009

This was the perfect vacation house for us. The location is ideal- in walking distance of the beach, parks, coffee shops, and good places to eat. The view from the deck is nice and the house is very well kept. We especially liked all the nice amenities like a great coffee maker, BBQ, lots of extra bedding, and comfortable beds.
Vivian 3/29/2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Santa Cruz thanks to this little cottage by the sea. The views were great as well as the well kept landscape. All the amenities of a home away from home.
Perry and Sue, Salem, Oregon 3/30/2009

Arbor Cottage was the perfect base for our 4 days in Santa Cruz. The property is tastefully decorated, immaculately presented and very well equipped. A quality holiday home. Our family of 5, including 3 young children, were very pleasantly accommodated there. Scott was most helpful and flexible, making the booking process from the UK completely hassle free.
Felix Vowles, Totnes, UK 4/15/2009

We had such a great time. The weather was great! The house was Great! The beds were very comfy! We loved it! Thank you!
                                                                                                                 the Chaddocks, Granite Bay, CA 6/8/2009

This was a great spot to stay for the UCSC graduation. Thanks a lot!
                                                                                                                                            the Callaways, 6/16/2009

We had a wonderful stay at the Arbor House. It's in a perfect location-steps to the beach, bicycle trails, and wonderful restaurant/coffee house. We enjoyed meals out and also meals on the beautiful deck overlooking the harbor. We greatly enjoyed a quiet breakfast on the back deck with a view of the ocean each morning. It was well equipped, and was well enjoyed by ourselves as well as our teenage sons. Their favorite part of the trip (besides the cable TV), was a steam train ride in Felton with mountain biking down the mountain. We will definitely be visiting again in the near future.
Brian and Chris, Riverbank, CA 6/20/2009

What an amazing vacation! We have visited Santa Cruz before, but this was the first time we rented a cottage - what a lucky find! To have the beach so close and the amazing view. I have never been more content. Thank you for creating a cozy get-a-way!
                                                                                                           the Glasgow Family, Aberdeen, WA 7/12/2009

We liked everything! Key box nice, did not have to travel to pick up keys! All was comfortable. Thank you!
                                                                                                                   the Alwards, Sacramento, CA 8/12/2009

What a wonderful stay we had. Thanks for your hospitality. Cottage was cozy, location great, loved the deck and view. Thank you!
                                                                                                                   Sheri and Steve, San Jose, CA 8/16/2009

You have actually under sold the magic of this Cottage!! It was so exciting to discover all the hidden wonders. We absolutely LOVED Arbor House and will not only recommend it, but will return ourselves. Kitchen is very well stocked. Music/TV great. Wonderful supply of towels/blankets. 3rd bedroom great for our "baby". The yard and deck are fantastic! The walk to the beach a breeze. The location is superb. The views while cooking and eating are incredibly relaxing. Harbor is beautiful to look at and Twin Lakes is an amazing beach for watching wildlife. We saw tons of dolphins/sealions. We had a absolutely fabulous vacation and will absolutely be back. Thank you for providing such a perfect get-a-way!

                                                                                                                                                the Wallpes, 10/9/2009

We had a wonderful 9 night stay in this cosy little cottage. It had everything we could possible need and Scott and Shirley were an absolute pleasure to deal with. All of our inquiries were always responded to very quickly and in such a friendly way we felt like we were visiting a friends house. The house was well located with only steps to the beach and a great little coffee shop. We enjoyed daytrips every day and always looked forward to returning "home" for the evening. We already miss this wonderful retreat and look forward to one day returning.

Marc and Lisa , Canada 11/22/2009 

We stayed at Arbor House Beach Cottage in Santa Cruz over the Thanksgiving Holiday week and enjoyed every minute of it. We loved hearing the waves crashing on the beach nearby and watching the boats in the harbor. There is so much to do that we are hoping to return soon. Thanks Scott and Shirley for everything.

Mark & Janet Smith, Yucaipa, CA 12/15/2009

We had a lovely time at your Beach House. The location is amazing! You have stocked it with everything that one could possibly need on a beach vacation. We had a wonderful time in Santa Cruz but feel that we only scratched the surface in our short 5 days. Next trip we will have to stay longer. Thanks again for your amazing Beach House. Your decor is wonderful. The kids loved that we could just walk down the street to the beach. It doesn't get any better than that.
                                                                                                                      Mr & Mrs Hiam, Union, WA 4/4/2010

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