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The Pine Tree Beach House sits atop the bluff at the end of 19th Avenue in the Live Oak District of Santa Cruz. The view, the sound of the surf, the smell of pine and eucalyptus, and the salt air make this a special spot. The house faces the Bay and is flooded with natural light all-day. The great room overlooks Monterey Bay and gives you an unobstructed view of the water and the beach. The great room easily becomes an in-door/out-door space once the glass deck doors are slid away. The Bay, the waves, Monterey peninsula, even the window frames, provide a back drop or focal points for your shots. Two en-suite spaces - the studio and the master bedroom - give you space for hair and make-up prep, changing, and props. There is also space indoors and outside for supplemental lights as desired. The property is surrounded by a 1920s stone wall of river rock and beach rocks. The studio deck is 120 sq. ft. and the back yard deck is 275 sq. ft. with a fire pit. Both decks are redwood planks and both have the Bay and the rock wall as backdrops. If you will be feeding your crew, there is a kitchenette on the ground floor and a full kitchen in the great room, both well-equipped for anything from coffee breaks to full sit-down meals. The home has an entry ramp, an elevator, and bathrooms on both floors that are handicap accessible. Stairs to the beach and the tide pools - there are 30 wooden steps - is one block south on 20th Avenue. Free street parking is available during the week.
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Akshay R. booked an engagement party for 20 people
I could not have asked for a better venue to host my engagement party. The venue was beautiful, beach facing, well provisioned right from kitchenware, to furniture and other amenities. The space was perfect for a party of 20 people, and we were even allowed to decorate the place up for our engagement with balloons, photo booth etc among other things. The great room has a tv with which we could host games for all 20 people who could comfortably be seated. The kitchen was well equipped, and we could arrange our buffet style lunch on the kitchen counter with ease. The Sonos speaker system is available throughout the house, and we could easily set the party vibe. Above all, the ocean view from the patio made it very dreamy. A word on the hosts. Claudia and Berkeley were super accommodative in allowing us to arrive a bit early to get the house decorated, and even allowed me to call an event planner to help decorate the house with balloons and flowers. The hosts were gracious enough to keep providing us with updates on the house with pictures, and even gave us a full house tour, with suggestions on how to decorate it. They fully understood how important the occasion was for us, and helped us out thoroughly, which even made us feel like they were a part of our day ! I would whole-heartedly recommend this place for anyone wanting to host a nice warm home-style beach party, and we will book this place in future !
Steven E. booked an off-site for 12 people
Unfortunately, we were not able to enjoy this beautiful home. Claudia was awesome and responsive throughout the booking experience. I had to reschedule and she was gracious and accommodating.
Kelsey B. booked a photo shoot for 3 people
Claudia is a pleasure to work with. I was delighted to rent her family’s lovely beach home for my professional photo shoot. The amenities are comfortable. The house is spacious and airy, with a short walk to the beach. I look forward to renting again when I can spend more time enjoying the space instead of working.