WESTSIDE 3+/2 OVERLOOKS NATURAL BRIDGES BEACH. GREAT FOR FAMILIES!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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WESTSIDE 3+/2 OVERLOOKS NATURAL BRIDGES BEACH. GREAT FOR FAMILIES!

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Spend some time at our beautiful beach house overlooking Natural Bridges State Park. Hear the surf and see the ocean through the trees from the living room and the expansive deck. Drift into sleep listening to the waves from your bedroom. Walk down the block to the beach, build a sand castle, and play in the waves. Stroll down West Cliff and watch the surf crash against the cliffs. The house is also a short walk to Swift Street Courtyard, home to Kelly’s French Bakery, the Cellar Door Café, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, and multiple wine tasting rooms, including Bonny Doone, Copious Winery, and Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard. This newly remodeled beach house comes complete with flat panel TV's in the living room and separate kids' zone, Cable, DVD, and wireless Internet.

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a sleeping loft. The upstairs living room has ample seating for enjoying the view, cozying up to the wood stove, or watching the flat screen TV. The spacious master bedroom is also upstairs, and overlooks the park. Two bedrooms and the 2nd bath are downstairs. The front downstairs bedroom is bright and sunny, with a queen bed. The downstairs back bedroom is very large (25x12). It has a queen bed, and a sitting area with another flat screen TV and a futon couch which folds out to a full size bed. The room also has a loft with two twin beds. It’s a perfect spot for a kids’ hang-out.

The house was completely renovated during the spring of 2011. The kitchen and both baths were stripped to the studs and remodeled, with all new appliances. All doors, carpets, and floors were replaced and everything has been newly painted. The furnishings are also new, and the kitchen is fully stocked with plates, pans, utensils and serving pieces. We have a gas grill on the deck, and seating for 8. We added a patio in the back yard in 2012 with a fire pit that's perfect for roasting marsh mellows. The house is also equipped with wireless.

We have lots of toys as well: 3 adult size cruiser bikes in the garage, two boogie boards, and 6 beach chairs, all for your use. Rental also includes bath towels, sheets, and beach towels (8). The kids will love making s’mores in the fire pit in the back yard. The boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz are three miles away, an easy bike ride along West Cliff. The house is a perfect location for exploring Santa Cruz, Capitola and Aptos. Other great day-trips include the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the shops of Carmel. Come, relax and enjoy!

Keywords: House, Ocean View, Deck with Great View, Westside, sleeps 8, walk to beach, across street from Natural Bridges State Park, near Swift Street Courtyard, 3 miles to Boardwalk, downtown Santa Cruz

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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Bruce is one of the few 2nd generation San Jose'ans you'll meet. He grew up in Willow Glen and went to Bellarmine and UC Santa Barbara. He works in the defense industry as a business analyst. Michaela grew up in Philadelphia and moved here to work for HP as a software engineer. Much of our courtship involved long walks along the beaches of the Monterey Bay. It worked, because we have been married since 1989. Our two children keep us busy, but we still love to hike, bike and swim together when we have time. The Westside is a perfect location for us!

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

We have dreamed of having a house on the beach in Santa Cruz since we met in 1985. We love strolling along West Cliff, hiking up to the University, biking up and down the coast, and swimming at Cowell's Beach. When we found a house where we could see and hear the ocean, we were hooked. We hope eventually to retire here.

Stroll down the street to West Cliff and Natural Bridges State Beach. Watch the butterflies when they return in the winter. Take advantage of the many restaurants along Mission Avenue, in downtown, or on the wharf. If you're in the mood to stay home and cook, both New Leaf and Safeway grocery stores are minutes away. You can dine on the deck overlooking the park and the ocean, and roast marsh mellows as night falls in the fire pit in the back yard. In the morning walk up to Kelly's Bakery for a scone and a latte.

Take the cruiser bikes along West Cliff, or the wharf. Cruise the boardwalk and ride the Big Dipper. Take the boogie board down to the beach and ride the waves! Enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to offer.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

32 Reviews Write a Review
Westside 3+/2 Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Westside 3+/2 Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381660vb
408-309-7485
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

A wonderful Christmas in a wonderful house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Our extended family of five (ages 20s to 60s) had a FABULOUS time in this lovely home in Santa Cruz. Extremely well-stocked kitchen, many comfortable cozy spaces, a helpful and very responsive owner, monarch butterflies, weather that was slightly warmer and much sunnier than our home in DC, wonderful food, sound of waves at night (even through the closed windows), biking on the cliff walk (with all of us vying to use the pink road bike), the UCSC arboretum, and, best of all, kayaking in Elkhorn Sough and a city with independent bookstores, helped make this a pretty much perfect week. (A hot tub would've made it absolutely perfect). We're hoping to make this a regular destination.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Westside 3+/2 Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381660vb
408-309-7485
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Wonderful vacation rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My experience with VRBO and responses in general was not very good so when I contacted the owners of this home I was very pleasantly surprised at how quickly and smoothly the interactions went. The home was perfect for our Thanksgiving with family of all ages from 2 to 93. Everything was very clean upon our arrival and the home very well stocked with essentials. The décor is very nice and practical for a beach home. The view of the beach and the woods of natural bridges from the deck is very nice and the young adults loved the fire pit in the evenings. I would definitely recommend this home and plan to stay again. Thank you for helping to make our holiday special.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Westside 3+/2 Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381660vb
408-309-7485
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Detroit
5

First time in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our group included me and my husband; our adult daughter; my mother; two sisters and one brother-in-law. The house was roomy,comfortable,well-stocked, and located close to shopping and to the beach. We all agreed that the only thing missing was a hot tub!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Westside 3+/2 Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381660vb
408-309-7485
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Bayarea
5

Family Weekand

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a great time. The house is really clean and will kept, the owners are easy to work with. My adult childern enjoyed the time with grampa a the beach, B.B.Q, riding bikes and the fire pit in the back yard. The weather was amazing. The house has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay in Santa Cruz. We will be back next year!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Westside 3+/2 Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p381660vb
408-309-7485
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Sacramento, CA
5

Better than advertized

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
I did a wide search before deciding to rent this property, one of the main reasons that we decided to stay here was due to how prompt Bruce was with his emails and phone calls. The house looked fine as described on the listing but you'll like it even better when you see it in person. The loft area was a big hit with the kids and they spend a lot of time playing there. You'll feel right at home when you get there. Thank you again Bruce! we can't wait till our next visit.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1

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Nearest Point of Interest
Swift Street Courtyard
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Natural Bridges Beach
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Long Marine Lab
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Boardwalk
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Municipal Wharf

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Availability & Rates

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $300/nt, $400/nt in summer
  • US Dollars
  • Winter non-holiday 2012/2013 rates (until June 13, 2013, and after Sept 8, 2013)
  • Two night minimum, $300/night, weekend nights $350. Seventh night free.
  • Summer June 13-Sept 9: $400 night, $450 weekend nights, Five night min, or$2800/wk
  • Holiday rates $400+/night, minimum number of nights may apply.
  • To all rates add 10% occupancy tax (11% beginning July 2013) and $200 cleaning fee
  • Security deposit $750 fully refundable.
  • Holidays are: Memorial Day, UCSC Graduation 4th of July week, Labor Day,
  • Thanksgiving, Christmas and through New Years

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing