Guest Comments and Reviews
Read what our guests are saying about their experiences while staying at the Beach Haven at Seabright vacation rental home in Santa Cruz. We always strive to provide a 5-star experience for our vacationing visitors. Additional reviews can be found on our VRBO, HomeAway and Airbnb listings and also on our Facebook page. If you've stayed at Beach Haven and would like to share your own experiences with your fellow guests we would love to hear from you! Please use the form below.
“Beach Haven was the perfect central hub for our TRI team crew that was competing in the Santa Cruz Iron Man. The driveway perfectly fit our trailer from Minneapolis that carried the team’s nine bikes and for the recovery pizza afterwards! What an incredible gem so close to everything but so quiet and calm. We hope to find our way back someday!”
September 10, 2019
“Thank you for opening your home to us! I spent my summers as a kid in Ben Lomond and now love to take my daughter (4 year old) to Santa Cruz every year to experience the joy of this town. Our stay here was spectacular and the house was perfect. Thank you so much!”
August 17, 2019
“We loved our vacation at Beach Haven! The house is very well-appointed, and the location near the beach and Boardwalk was perfect for our family of teenagers.”
—Kathryn S. (Facebook)
July 23, 2019
“We had a great time staying here. It was our first family vacation with our first grandchild and her first trip to Santa Cruz. Thanks for everything.”
July 19, 2019
“We stayed at Beach Haven over the 4th of July week this year (2019). It was a terrific place to spend the week. We had a group of teenagers (our kids plus some of their cousins) and they loved the convenience of walking to the Boardwalk and the beach. The house was comfortable, and we used the back deck with the hot-tub and grill a lot. We really enjoyed our stay at Beach Haven and would definitely recommend it.”
—Tom M. (Beachnest)
July 10, 2019
“If you want the best home for your vacation with the greatest value and location you should rent this amazing beach house with your family. Beautifully designed with all the bells and whistles for your stay. Close to the beach and dog friendly.”
—Doreen G. (Airbnb)
May 26, 2019
“We celebrated my wife’s 40th birthday here and we loved it.”
—Joe W. (VRBO)
May 5, 2019
“Thanks so much for creating such a wonderful vacation home! We had a tremendous time, and the home was perfect in every way. Thank you!”
April 29, 2019
“Incredible! Beautifully designed, great quality and perfect location! Well organized from beginning to end.”
April 21, 2019
“This is a comfy, cozy, very nicely decorated home. We are a family of 4 with two older teen/younger adult daughters. We really enjoyed the space. We have rented many homes and this one stood out, well equipped with nice appliances, not old and mismatched like we sometimes encounter. The nice new washer and dryer were a pleasant surprise! We liked the location, close to the beach and a just a little away, but still walkable, from the boardwalk area. There looks to be a bridge that will be complete in May that will make that walk even closer. We enjoyed so much during our stay – a redwood hike at Fall Creek, Henry Cowell State Park, trips to Monterey and Carmel – we LOVED Point Lobos State Park – amazing views and easy hikes, tacos at Los Palmos, dinner at Triamonte and Shadowbrook (Capitola), riding the Giant Dipper, walking along Westcliff, cozy evenings on the comfy couches and breakfast in prepared in the well-equipped kitchen. The only kitchen item we didn't find was a pitcher for iced tea...so we bought one and left if for others to enjoy! Thank you for sharing your home with us.”
—Kelly K. (VRBO)
March 27, 2019
"This was one of the best experiences our family has ever had renting in Santa Cruz. As soon as we walked in, every detail felt perfect from the soft bedding and towels to the gorgeous new kitchen and living area. Our six year old loved the easy walk to the beach and the house was completely baby proof for our 1 year old. No need to pack a high chair, crib or baby gates, this rental has it all. The Santa Cruz boardwalk is also just a short walk away with plenty of great cafes and restaurants all within walking distance. The new kitchen and hot tub also make staying in equally appealing. Beach Haven is a perfect romantic getaway or an excellent place to vacation with family and friends. We were already planning our next trip back on the car ride home."
March 3, 2019
"We absolutely loved staying at the beach house, and would definitely stay there again and recommend to our friends. The house itself is beautifully decorated with a beachy-vibe, kitchen was stocked with everything we needed, beds were super comfortable, a few blocks from the beach, nice little private deck with a hot tub. There were also lots of extras like a high chair, baby gates, games for the kids, that made the trip even more comfortable and enjoyable."
February 23, 2019
"We could not have had a better experience at Beach Haven than we did. It is in a prime location! It is in walking distance to the beach, the Boardwalk and lots of food places. We barely drove anywhere. The house was so comfortable to come back to after a days outing. We loved sitting by the fireplace and soaking in the hot tub. They really thought of everything by providing beach towels, a fully stocked kitchen, games and all the kid items. It made our stay so much easier. Can't wait to come back!"
February 5, 2019
"This a beautiful space that feels quiet and private, yet right in the middle of everything Santa Cruz has to offer. We were able to walk to the beach, walk to the boardwalk and walk to delicious restaurants. We really appreciated the cleanliness of the house and the clarity of the house/hot tub instructions. I highly recommend this house if your looking for a relaxing trip!"
January 24, 2019
"In our travels, we have discovered there are two kinds of vacation rentals. The first kind is the kind where you walk in and you say to yourself “oh, this is most definitely a rental.” Although very serviceable, the furnishings, sheets, towels, fixtures, TVs, pillows all look like they were bought in a hurry at Target. Yawn.
Then, there’s the other kind a vacation house, where you walk in and it feels like home, life like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket right in the dryer. This is what this house feels like. Everything from the furnishings, art, appliances, things to cook with, things in the showers, things in the garage to take to the beach – it’s all thoughtfully thoroughly and lovingly curated. We stayed at this house over a beautifully long rainy weekend and it was wonderful just to hang out with the fireplace on, watching movies, going for walks with our dogs on the drizzly beach a stones throw away, cooking dinner, and thoroughly enjoying what this home has to offer. It was nothing short of magical."
—Scott F. (VRBO)
January 15, 2019
"My family and I stayed very comfortably for nearly three weeks in this charming home. The owners have clearly spent time and attention on every detail of the house. The home is well appointed and welcoming. Perfectly located; we did without a car. The house is in walking distance to great coffee, restaurants, beaches, the boardwalk, the marina for fresh fish. We've already booked for next year."
—Thomas P. (VRBO)
October 24, 2018
“We had an amazing beach vacation at the Beach Haven at Seabright Beach! This house is beautifully decorated and well-equipped with everything we needed! The location was great for our daily trips to the Boardwalk and Seabright Beach! We had unusually warm weather for our stay - and were thankful for the electric fans provided. Our family loved the house - and made our annual Santa Cruz family trip so memorable. Thank you!"
—Afton S. (VRBO)
July 30, 2018
"Thank you for sharing this lovely and comfortable home. Our stay was relaxing and easy thanks to how well-appointed your home is. We enjoyed the kitchen for cooking, lots of comfy spaces for reading, and a quick walk to the beach!"
June 24, 2018
"The house is in a perfect location. Only a short block to Sea Bright Beach. The beach itself is sandy, uncrowded, huge. The house has plenty of amenities which are very welcoming. We appreciated the throw blankets, kleenex, gas grill, the garage, and beach towels. The rooms are a good size and there is plenty of room for our family of 5 to spread out. We used the 2 separate living rooms, the back deck, and front porch a lot. A nice way to give everyone their space and keep the peace. The neighborhood seemed nice and safe. We were able to walk to Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Wharf - lots of things to do and see there. That is a busy and crowded area and parking would be awful but since we could walk there it was easy to visit whenever. This location made other activities such as a whale watching cruise and the railroad through the forest literally only 10-20 minutes away."
June 22, 2018
"Thank you for sharing your home with us for our first family vacation in years! We had a wonderful time playing games, making meals, and enjoying Seabright Beach. My dad has always wanted to get a vacation home for a few days in Santa Cruz, but despite living so close to Santa Clara we never did. Thanks for making his dream a reality! P.S. We really appreciated the beach towels and cozy blankets!"
June 6, 2018
"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! It definitely provided a home away from home for us girls so we could all be together. The area was so nice and everything we needed was super close. We had a wonderful time!"
April 19, 2018
"Thank you for sharing this gem with us. Our family had a wonderful time! We look forward to returning in the future. Easy beach access, easy Boardwalk access, easy coffee/dining – easy, fun and relaxing."
March 27, 2018
"We loved every minute here. The kitchen was so well stocked to cook and prep meals. Loved the quiet street and easy access to the beach. Thank you!"
—Naomi S. (Airbnb)
March 21, 2018
"The Beach Haven House at Seabright, Santa Cruz is a fabulous vacation rental. It has a super location just steps to the beautiful white sandy beach at Seabright State Beach. This location is in the center of Santa Cruz beach life, walking distance to the famous boardwalk, the pier, and Cowells-Steamer Lane surf spots, and South to the marina, Crow’s Nest Restaurant and shops at 41st Ave. It is a super close drive to both downtown Santa Cruz and Capitola and is walking distance to several great local cafes and restaurants on Seabright Ave. The house is well appointed with 3-bedroom 2 bath and is tastefully remodeled with beautiful finishes throughout. It has an open floor plan between the kitchen living room dining area to accommodate both cooking and entertaining. The kitchen is beautiful with quartz counters, bar and is well laid out and fully stocked with numerous appliances. The house has a large TV, Sonos and Hot Tub, BBQ and dining table in the back yard. Beach Haven is a must visit!"
March 13, 2018
"This is our first vacation of 2018 – perfect! We are from Alameda so it is a short drive... but what a different world! We loved all of your abode's thoughtful detailed conveniences. This trip, our plan was to be lazy and eat out (awesome restaurants and cafes by the way). But after checking out your 'panfare' in the kitchen we may well do some cooking next time. Coffee drinkers were all excited over the espresso machine. What a beautiful setting... so comfortable and relaxing. We cancelled our massages as we realized being here we did not need them. Thank you!"
February 15, 2018
"Had an awesome weekend here for Mom's birthday. Super close to the beach, delicious decorations. Host is very responsive. Best experience with Airbnb for sure! Thank you Beach Haven for this beautiful vacation house!"
February 5, 2018
"We had an amazing time. Thank you! We love Santa Cruz and this super cute house."
January 16, 2018
"Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We had an amazing vacation! We enjoyed using the hot tub and having such a short walk to the beach. We can't wait to come back! Thank you!"
January 8, 2018
"Wonderful beach house in Santa Cruz! This is a great place stay in Santa Cruz. The location is fabulous and the owners are lovely. Seabright beach is a very short walk as well as the Boardwalk. We brought our two kids and had so much fun. The house seems to have been recently remodeled with nice furniture and a very cool vibe. The patio was spacious including a warm spa. We took our kids in the spa both nights and had a blast. We would stay here again in a heartbeat."
December 30, 2017
"We had such a wonderful time at your lovely cozy home! It was my family's first time visiting the CA coast and this couldn't have been a better experience. Thank you so much for making your home available so that we could celebrate Christmas together as a family. Looking forward to coming back!!"
December 27, 2017
"We are 'climate refugees' from Santa Barbara's Thomas Fire and this place has been a blessing.Very thoughtfully put together with humidifiers and baby gear (we have a 7 month old). Did I mention the hot tub?! Gorgeous neighborhood. Nice to have Netflix and kitchen spices. Overall an awesome time. Hopefully we can return when it's a true vacation. Thanks again!"
December 18, 2017
"Such a five star find! Truly, checks all the boxes: location, amenities, decor, cleanliness, thoughtful touches and amazingly easy exchanges. Stayed with our family over Thanksgiving, and put the well-equipped kitchen to the test (passed with flying colors!), kept little ones happy, big ones too - loved our walks down to the beach to see the sunset and mornings on the comfy couches enjoying the wifi sound system. Will definitely be back to this gem."
November 26, 2017
"We had a wonderful five-night stay at your beautiful home. Great location, lovely neighborhood and a quick block to the beach. The home is furnished and decorated so beautifully. And every detail well thought out and attended to. And the granddaughters loved the beach toys, the beach and, of course, the spa. and they loved their room. This house is a 10!"
—The A Family
October 10, 2017
"Thank you for having us in your beautiful and comfortable home. We felt right at home and got to enjoy Santa Cruz like locals. We hope to be back again soon!"
September 16, 2017
"An amazing time celebrating becoming Mrs. B. I had such a relaxing time, very much needed. I can't say enough wonderful things about this house. It's absolutely beautiful. I will have such wonderful memories. Thank you!"
—Alicia + The Girls
August 27, 2017
"Loved this home and proximity to the beach. The house felt like and looked like a Pottery Barn showroom! Great getaway before school starts! Thanks again."
—Chi Chi W.
August 14, 2017
"Had an amazing time at this beautiful beach house. Thank you so much for letting us use your house. Amazing location, awesome vacation."
August 12, 2017
"We loved staying in your lovely beach house – we loved the location, the quiet street and the proximity to the beach. The house is especially beautiful and comfortable, especially the design and colors on the main floor. The kitchen is fabulous, the couches were great, and the open concept is wonderful. Thank you for providing so many food items, toiletries and paper products as you have. We have been coming to Santa Cruz for 37 years for family vacations. This house is the best – thanks so much."
July 30, 2017
"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. What a special place you have here at the Beach Haven. We spent every day at the amazing beach, loved eating at La Posta, and we'll be back! Absolutely perfect."
July 15, 2017
"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us – it was the perfect weekend getaway! Such a welcoming space to unwind and recharge."
June 4, 2017
"Just returned from a wonderful trip to Santa Cruz! What a beautiful vacation by owner property this is! It's a 3 minute walk to the beach. It's walking distance to the boardwalk and tons of really fun bars and restaurants that are a couple of blocks away. The accommodations are lovely. The icing on the cake was they have "real" cookware, knives and wine glasses. Not the cheapo kind you expect to find in a vacation rental. Also they provide great beach towels for your use along with really nice linens throughout. What I really liked was the outdoor shower by the entrance. You can rinse all the sand off before coming inside and don't have to deal with trying to clean your feet off and tracking in sand. I will definitely stay here again. Oh, it's dog friendly too! Can't wait to come back again."
May 24, 2017
"We thoroughly enjoyed Beach Haven – the perfect place to celebrate Mother's Day and a couple of birthdays; a home away from home. Everything we did was within walking distance. It was great to come home to these creature comforts after an adventurous day – very relaxing, quiet, peaceful. Thanks so much!"
May 15, 2017
"Our family stay at Beach Haven was perfect. After a long day at the beach, chasing waves and flying kites, we came home to... well, home. Cooked great meals in the kitchen, grilled halibut on the patio and later soaked in the hot tub and then slept like a baby. No kidding! It's all good! Super relaxing, quiet home within walking distance to the beach. Thanks!"
May 8, 2017
"Gorgeous! Incredibly beautiful home that is literally steps
from the beach. Best vacation EVER!"
May 1, 2017
“We loved our stay here! The location is amazing & the home is gorgeous! I always rate a home on the comfort of the beds and this is a 10! We will be back!”
—Hank and Bonnie M.
April 10, 2017
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