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Westside 3 BR + loft Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!

Bruce Ramstad

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Bruce Ramstad

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Calendar last updated:
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Westside 3 BR + loft Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce Ramstad (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Bruce Ramstad

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!

Bruce Ramstad purchased this house in 2011

Why Bruce Ramstad chose Santa Cruz

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 45 traveler reviews

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Westside 3 BR + loft Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews
5

Fantastic Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for hanging out with the fam bam! The garage is full of beach toys and bikes. The beautiful beach is a short walk down the street. The house is perfect; clean, homey, stylish and comfortable. The kitchen is so well supplied that you will just want to stay home every night and cook in. The location is so peaceful and quiet being right across from the state park, but an easy drive to town (especially if you avoid Mission St by sticking to Delaware.) A true home away from home. You won't be sorry if you book this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great place to stay in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for family to stay near us - we didn't have enough room for everyone. It could not have worked out better. They loved the place - it was clean, very light, and the location is terrific. The owner made it all so easy!! There is much to do from this location -- the beach, bike riding up the coast to Wilder Ranch, wine tasting businesses only a few blocks away, walking West Cliff, etc. etc. The upstairs deck is the perfect place to watch the sunset. Our family members who stayed there want to come back asap!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco
5

Our favorite family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here at least three times. We keep coming back for:

- Beautiful location just across from the BEST all-weather beach at Natural Bridges and steps from the achingly gorgeous West Cliff drive

- Perfectly laid-out house that fits families of all configurations and great for kids with the big room downstairs complete with gaming console

- Great owners who are attentive to details and responsive and welcome us back over and over!

- Awesome beach cruiser bikes! Beautiful repeatedly memorable 3-mile ride along West Cliff down to the boardwalk, and back again under the warm glow of the sunset!

- Beach chairs to take down to the outdoor movies on the beach in the summer time!

- s'mores at the firepit out back

- Beautiful west-side Santa Cruz setting out of the way of tourists and close to tasty organic groceries at New Leaf and dinners at Bantam!

- A walk, if not a short bike ride, to the lovely Seymour Center

- The unforgettable sun setting at Natural Bridges on the old year 2014 and ringing in 2015

It's definitely one of our happy places! Judging by the consistent reviews, I guess we're not alone. We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco
5

Great house and owner!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at this house. It's walking distance to Natural Bridges beach, and well equipped. The kids loved sleeping in the loft, and it was large and comfortable for our two families. The owner was extremely responsive and accommodating. We'll definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Encinitas, CA
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect! Just enough toys, space etc and the LOCATION could NOT be beat. BIKES were the best amenity! House was nicely designed - very comfortable, contemporary, bright and clean and simple. We were grateful for wifi, and proximity to so MANY places to explore(natural bridges, wilder ranch, katies bakery, west cliff bike riding and surfing). An area rug in the living room (and a jacuzzi!) would be a nice improvement, but generally, we were all very comfortable and happy. I was also grateful for efficient and friendly communications with Bruce!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Corte Madera
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our three young kids (ages 7, 5 and 5), and it was perfect. Upstairs bedroom for us, and plenty of sleeping room downstairs for the kids. Great location right next to Natural Bridges. In addition to the beach, Natural Bridges has a great park that's ideal for going on short hikes with the kids. Place was in perfect condition when we got there. The owners are really nice and super-responsive.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose International (SJC)
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
Natural Bridges State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Swift Street Courtyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural Bridges Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Marine Lab
Nearest Point of Interest
Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Municipal Wharf
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2014
Sep 1 2014 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
 
Memorial Day weekend
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Summer 2015
May 25 2015 - Sep 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,800
 
 
2015 Holidays
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,900
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Jun 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Holiday rates of $500 nightly will apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas through New Years, Memorial Day Weekend, UCSC Graduation, July 4th weekend, and Labor Day Weekend. Rates are subject to change until confirmed at booking.
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Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

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

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