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Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bed/3 Bath- sleeps 9* = *(6 adults 12 years and up + 3 kids max)

Two story ocean view home. Totally rebuilt in 2009.4 bedrooms , 3 full baths, walled courtyard with outdoor wood fireplace and BBQ, tiled outdoor shower with hot water and much more. Located four doors from the beach near a great surfing spot!

The master bedroom suite is roomy, has ocean views and a deck .

Two large LCD swivel wall mounted HDTVs w/home theaters (55' downstairs and 40' upstairs, both w HD Satellite DirecTV DVRs, HBO, etc. DirecTV DVR LCD TV/DVD/BluRay in the middle bedroom).

A spectacular master bath awaits upstairs with custom stonework everywhere, and a large, glass-block walk-in shower next to a large Jacuzzi jetted tub. Modern solid glass double vanity with waterfall faucets.

From the upstairs bedroom deck, enjoy an ocean view. Watch the sailboats and seagulls float by.

Restaurants Close by: : Take a short stroll to one of the many nearby restaurants.Walk to Restaurants: Just 2 blocks to the Aloha Grill for Hawaiian-American cuisine (Grilled Pineapple Burgers) and cold beer. 5-10 minutes down E-Cliff, try the Lago di Como Italian, or Star Bene (Argentine and Italian). In the other direction (south), an easy 15-20 minute walk down to Cole's BBQ, Guang Zho, or The Point (Surf and Turf) and Suda (Calif).

The East Cliff Yellow Beach House: Imagine yourself just steps away from one of Santa Cruz's best beaches! This vacation rental boasts stunning views, prime location, and a true taste of magic! Let your mind unwind and your body relax while sun bathing at the beach, in the courtyard or, on the ocean view deck.

This fully furnished and equipped home includes DIRECTV LCD television in LR and all 3 bedrooms, wireless internet, gourmet chefs' kitchen completely equipped including blender, coffee maker and warming tray; fireplace, stereo, DVDs, ocean views from front deck, master and 3rd bedrooms, and roof top deck; linens, washer/dryer, jacuzzi in master bathroom, outdoor shower - perfect after a swim or surfing.The back yard is equipped with gas BBQ and also an outdoor storage area complete with beach chairs, boogie boards, and more!

This is the first time this private home is offered as a vacation rental and it has all the comforts of home plus so much more!

Santa Maria Beach: It is difficult to adequately describe and do justice to this beach. A combination of good weather, great surfing spots, white sand, tide pools to explore with anemones, urchins, and hermit crabs. The accessible cliff and tide pools make it a favorite for families and all beach lovers. Surfers Paradise! Grab your surfboard and hop across the street to catch a wave at Santa Maria's surfing spots just steps away!

Note to Beach Vacation renters: Don’t be fooled by rentals that may have a good view from the house, but getting to a beach can be a, well, a real “beach”. Common problems are inaccessible or inconvenient beach access (steep cliffs), windy, foggy weather and small or no beaches at high tide (rentals on West Cliff, Pleasure Point, and Opal Cliffs have these problems.)

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Doretta (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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based on 36 traveler reviews

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Beautiful, Elegant, Ocean View - The East Cliff Yellow Beach House in Santa Cruz
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
San Jose, CA

Time out of Time

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful, warm, clean and luxurious. It was everything and more than what was described. We lacked for nothing and felt spoiled living there for a week.

We were there with out kids and grandson and sometimes found it difficult to leave the comfort of this house. We enjoyed Capitola, Santa Cruz Downtown and Monterey throughout our stay and each day trip was relaxing because of the central location.

We highly recommend the local funky restaurant Paula's. It is only blocks away and the breakfast is delicious and inexpensive.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the type of experience that we hope all of our guests have. This review was not solicited and it is what we strive for. It is very rewarding to us that our guests appreciate our home and neighborhood as much as we do.
Berkeley, CA


  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at this home. The house was spotless and well-equipted, the owners were super responsive, and everything was just as it was represented in the description here. It was great.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the kind of review we strive for. The home is always thoroughly and professionally cleaned to exacting standards before every visit, which is just part of what we do to assure all guests have the optimal vacation experience here.
Los Altos, CA

Annual Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year that 6 college friends have returned to the house to celebrate our friendship. The house has a wonderful floor plan, comfortable furnishings, and all the necessary supplies. We arrive, settle in, and completely enjoy our stay. This house has become our permanent Santa Cruz vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our repeat guests!

Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this home during Christmas week and we had an absolutely wonderful time. The house is beautiful and very well stocked. It was very clean and homey, pretty much all we had to buy was our food. The homeowner was gracious and accommodating to our every need and she made sure to call soon after we arrived to ask if we had any questions. Our experience could not have been any better. The beach across the street was a wonderful place to walk along and take our dogs for many walks. The view from the master suite cannot be beat! There are many books, newly released movies and games if you're looking to just relax and chill.

I would highly recommend this home to any family looking for a beautiful place to vacation, we could not have had a better experience!! We will definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This validation is wonderful because customer satisfaction and delight is our top priority.
St. Augustine Florida

Family Memorial Time

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful house with top of the line finishes.

Just across from the beach.

Slept 6 adults and 1 child easily.

Owners are a delight to work with.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and truly appreciate that you wrote a review.

Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Doretta has a beautiful home located in a amazing location. We could not of asked for a better vacation home to be with our family! The views were amazing and the beaches were literally a block away. Doretta even had a bottle of wine, fresh pumpkin bread and homemade jam waiting for us upon our arrival! We look forward to booking with Doretta again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like to provide our guests with a few treats from our home. The jams are made using fruit from our trees. The sweet bread varies depending on the season. When our chickens are laying we share our eggs with our guests. This way, our late arriving travelers have something to enjoy before they go to the grocery store.


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Natural Bridges State Beach
Mystery Spot
Steamer Lane
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz Harbor
Capitola Wharf
The Buttery Bakery Cafe
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
University of California - Santa Cruz
Wilder Ranch State Park
Neptune's Kingdom
The Catalyst
Monarch Butterfly Trail
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
Aloha Island Grille
Harbor Cafe
Lighthouse Point Park
Taqueria Vallarta
"LOVE the Grilled Shrimp we ever had..and even though it's not on the menu they ..."
Paradise Beach Grille
Marianne's Ice Cream
Crow's Nest Restaurant
City of Santa Cruz Golf Course-de Laveaga
"Closest Golf Course- Open to the public...."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Aloha Grill
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Yacht Harbor
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Delaveaga Park
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Aloha Grill
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
21st Avenue Beach
Car: recommended

Located in-between the charming village of Capitola and The Santa Cruz Beach/Boardwalk (one of last beach amusement parks) featuring Free admission and Free concerts

Big Basin State Park - and Henry Cowell State Park (incredible mammoth redwood trees, waterfalls) just minutes away.

• Big Trees Railway (from mountains to the Boardwalk)

• East Cliff Drive bike/walking path (miles of biking along the coast)

• Capitola by the Sea (dining/shopping)

• Eclectic downtown Santa Cruz (people watching/dining/shopping)

• Santa Cruz Wharf (more dining and shopping)

Equally close to the Santa Cruz :

• Carmel (60 minutes to dining/shopping and more art galleries per capita than anywhere)

• Monterey (55 minutes to more dining and shopping, the Wharf- and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

• 17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach (55 minutes to incredible scenic ocean drive and phenomenal golfing)

• Moss Landing - 30 minutes away, -kayaking amongst hundreds of sea otters and sea lion

Golf: Pasatiempo Golf Course, Santa Cruz, CA OCEAN VIEW!

18 holes over 6,439 yards with a par of 70 (Public)

Located 3 miles from the center of Santa Cruz.

20 Clubhouse Rd

Santa Cruz, CA

Delaveaga Golf Course (Closest)

Just 10 minutes away.

18 holes, over 6,010 yards with a par of 72.

401 Upper Park Rd

Santa Cruz


Pebble Beach, Monterey

Probably the World's most famous golf course!

18 holes

1785 yards, par 31

44 miles from Santa Cruz


Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak 2015
Jan 4 2015 - May 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2015
May 21 2015 - Sep 15 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday 2015
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes . Rates subject to change without notice until confirmed. Gap Nights during any Peak or Holiday season are $515/nt if offered and available. We apologize in advance for any inaccurate quotable rate provided by this site. Their system is very rigid and not easy to predict.
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • * 2 custom tiled bathrooms with iron and porcelain tubs are centrally located next to Bedrooms 2 and 3 and the kitchen.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , cozy and comfortable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed 3 kids
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • * Bedroom One: 1 New Queen bed, Ocean peek, open the windows and listen to the waves nearby. This cozy room is most comfortable with one person but can sleep two people. * Bedroom Two: 1 New Queen bed, TV, DVR w DVD next to two bathrooms *Bedroom Three: Kids Room Large, sturdy bunk bed (double with single on top) sleeps 3 kids , next to two baths. * Bedroom 4 Master Bedroom suite upstairs, Ocean Views, 1 Lovely, Large King bed, HDTV LCD with Satellite/HBO. Master Bath has Hansgrohe fixtures and a solid glass double vanity, walk-in shower with glass blocks, Jacuzzi brand tub, full granite slabs and high end stone work surround the bathroom from floor to ceiling with all-out luxury. Ocean view deck with bistro table set and 4 chairs.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
House Details and Amenities * Living room with instant-on living room fireplace (LP Gas) and HDTV Home Theater System, DirecTV, HBO, etc. * Sunny kitchen with granite counters and back splashes, granite and quartz double sink, Hansgrohe brand faucet and pot filler, granite and glass bay window, dining table and lunch counter seating, all brand new stainless steel appliances; dishwasher, refrigerator with double freezer, microwave, gas range, double convection oven. * Free Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) access * Free Phone Service (Landline). Unlimited local and long distance calls (within the Continental US). See More Details at our personal website below.

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