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West Cliff Hideaway ~ Best Deal on the Westside!!


Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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West Cliff Hideaway ~ Best Deal on the Westside!!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Santa Cruz Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)


$165 nt Low Season/ $197 nt High Season

(2 night minimum)

$98/nt if booking for a month during Low Season

*As of January 2012~New Owners/ Brand New Furniture, Decor, Linens / Newly Renovated!*

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Two blocks to gorgeous West Cliff Drive, close to the beach and surfing. In one direction is a one mile walk to Famous Steamer Lane surf spot and the beloved Santa Cruz Lighthouse and Surfing Museum. A little farther down the road is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Main Beach and Municipal Wharf (see our map on this page). Go the other direction to Natural Bridges State Park and Beach. Minutes to wineries, bakeries, downtown restaurants, movie theaters, bookstores, shopping and much more. Many good restaurants and Farmer's Markets right in the neighborhood!

We are also minutes from UCSC and very popular with visitors who are associated with students and faculty of our lovely City on the Hill, University of California at Santa Cruz!

Tucked up and away in a detached unit behind the main house is your private, one bedroom getaway, complete with full kitchen and full bath, washer/dryer and patio.You are perched upstairs above the garage with a 'peek' of the ocean only two blocks away. New comfortable furnishings, photography and painting by local artists, and a fully equipped, well stocked kitchen with all the essentials.

Bedroom comfort includes a deluxe queen size bed, writing desk and chair. Stacked washer/dryer in the closet. New full size futon couch opens flat can sleep two. This guest apartment is perfectly suited for either the single traveler, for two-four adults, for two adults and two children.

So much roomier, affordable and private than a motel or hotel! Complete with full kitchen, laundry and patio*

Amenities include:

* Free WiFi

*Gas Grill in private patio

*Beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, Ice chest

*Washer and Dryer/ Full kitchen with utensils, blender, toaster, coffeemaker and grinder

* Cable TV, DVD/VCR player

*video and DVD library, books and games

*1 mile walk to the Lighthouse/Steamer Lane, Natural Bridges State Park Beach

*Close to Cowell's Beach, the Boardwalk, Downtown

*AND, fully stocked kitchen, complete with utensils/knives, cooking gear, vinegar/oil/spices/sugar/teas, dish, hand and laundry soap,paper towels and napkins!

*Plenty of on-street parking!

~This is a 100% NON SMOKING property (no tobacco, pot, incense). *Smokers should not consider this rental*

~We do not supply furniture for younger children (crib, high chair, etc) and the apartment is not child-proofed.

~No pets allowed

Come let the ocean air wash over you!

Relax like a local!



personal check=NO CHARGE


convenience fees:

3% fee added-online credit card payment U.S.

4% fee added-online credit card payment International

2% fee added-online e-check payment (more than 2 weeks in advance of arrival only)

(last minute bookings must pay in cash only)

RATES - Low and High Season -LISTED BELOW:

plus 11% tax/$75 cleaning/$250 refundable booking deposit

Check in 3pm/ Check out 11am


Low -OCT 1- MAY 14*********High-MAY 15-SEPT 30


3nts/$495............................. ..3nts/$591

4nts/660............................... ..4nts/$788




HOLIDAY RATES: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years / 3 day minimum / Summer Rates apply $197 per night

*MONTHLY RATE**Low Season Only*:$2950 / $150 cleaning fee


~equivalent to $98/night if booking for a month!~


Cancellations less than 60 days are subject to forfeiture of half of all rental moneys deposited/ less than 30 days subject to forfeiture of all rental moneys deposited unless we can re-rent the house for the period of your reservation. All cancellations subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

Keywords: guest apartment, one bedroom getaway, beach house rental, quiet yet close to the beach, comfortable, clean, easy access to activities, walking distance to beach, casita, flat, beach cabin, romantic, private, Santa Cruz, Westside

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robin (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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About Robin

I have lived all over Santa Cruz County since the mid 70s and there is no better place to be than on the Westside! I have worked in the local medical community and enjoy the healthy outdoor activities that our lovely town has to offer. My son, who was raised here, loves to come home and go surfing, spend some time refueling at the El Palomar Taco Bar, and take in a movie or enjoy local music or live theater. There is no end to the combination of perfect days you can create with all Santa Cruz has to offer you!

Robin purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Robin chose Santa Cruz

West Cliff Hideaway is in the best location in town. Just off West Cliff Drive yet tucked in a detached unit behind the main house, protected and quiet. If you wish for privacy but want the convenience of being in the middle of where it is all happening, this spot is for you. You don't have to venture far from the neighborhood to sample a wide variety of what Santa Cruz has to offer. Plus, the Westside get the best weather in town right here!

What makes this apartment unique

Bike to the Westside Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Go for a walk along West Cliff Drive, maybe walk or bike to the wharf for breakfast or lunch, or to Kelly's Bakery! Watch the surfers at 'The Lane' near the Lighthouse on the way home. Go to the beach! (it is a 5 minute walk from here!). See an exhibit at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center! Go check out the Arboretum at UCSC! Ride your bike to Wilder Ranch! Take in the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium only 45 min drive from here! Do some winetasting while shopping for fresh local produce. Retreat to your quiet, private spot for some much needed rest. Enjoy reading while sipping locally crafted wine in the private patio and either have dinner in (BBQ on patio or tasty local take-out) or enjoy any one of almost too many restaurants to list in town just minutes from here. Live theater year round at UCSC and in theaters around the town. Live music all the time! So many movie theaters and bookstores. And sometimes it is just perfect to relax and do what we never let ourselves do...NOTHING!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a cozy place to rest our heads while exploring Santa Cruz!
Jul 2012
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West Cliff Hideaway ~ Best Deal on the Westside!!
average rating of 4.95 based on 86 reviews
Virginia Beach, VA

Charming Westside apartment

  • 5 of 5

While visiting my daughter and her family in early December, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at West Cliff Hideaway! I was within walking distance of my daughter's house, but was able to have my own "space". And what a space it was! The apartment was attractive and well furnished, the bedding was comfortable and there was a cozy sitting area. The kitchen was well-equipted and the washer and dryer were conveniently located. West Cliff Hideaway is in a lovely setting and feels quite private, yet is close to beautiful West Cliff Drive and not far from the downtown area with shops and restaurants. One of my favorite ways to start the day (or end the day) was a walk along West Cliff Drive where the scenery is truly spectacular!

Robin and Bill were friendly, helpful and accommodating! I look forward to returning to West Cliff Hideaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our place has become quite popular for those visiting local relatives for a holiday, special event or just to spend time who prefer to have their 'own space'! It is simply a pleasure to have our renters return to this cozy nest by the ocean. It was a pleasure to meet you and we welcome you back any time! Thank you so much.

Wonderful Coastal Home

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful weekend getaway in Santa Cruz. The location is just a short walk to beautiful coast to watch surfers. The kids loved playing in the ocean and visiting the beach boardwalk.

All the reviews are exactly as we found property- quiet, clean, comfortable. There really is no detail that owner has left out in thinking of guests visiting the area.


  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Westside is such a great location for my renters: close to everything- beaches, Boardwalk, restaurants and downtown- but quiet and comfy when you want to rest and relax. I'm so glad your family enjoyed nesting here and having a fun beach weekend. Thanks for choosing my rental and I hope to see you all again soon!
Eugene OR

Perfect Introduction to Santa Criz

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week in this lovely cottage. We are in complete agreement with other renters---the apartment is attractive, comfortable, well-equipped, and the location was ideal. Robin is so pleasant, helpful, and accessible. We loved Santa Cruz and look forward to a longer stay in the West Cliff Hideaway.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope to see you again as I really enjoyed meeting you. It is always fun to see our lovely town through the eyes of someone visiting for the first time. Sometimes we locals take our piece of paradise for granted! Thanks for the reminder that we are so lucky to live here. Please visit again soon!
Santa Cruz

Awe Sum Cottage and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Robin, We are local business in Santa Cruz and frequently have guests that visit us for an extended period. This time around our guests were from New Zealand... they couldn't say enough about the place and the accommodations. Biking on west cliff, walking for coffee, grabbing pupus or a beer after work and just watching the sunset are all 1 block away. Great Location and ideal for parents visiting as well :)

Thanks as always Robin.


  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Visiting grandma

  • 5 of 5

A great place. Grandparents love the close proximity to West Cliffs Walkway for early morning walks for us. And for the grandkids, it is easy to walk to the nearby park...and so much fun to get there by going through the "Barkway."

Having a washer and dryer is just the best!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love my returning renters and am happy to provide your home away from home near the ocean! Thank you!

Cozy, cute, and comfortable...and so close to the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my girlfriend for a little bit of down time while visiting family in central California. The Hideaway is just as it is pictured, but even more comfortable than it looks. The kitchen is bright and cheery. My girlfriend was delighted with the colorful washcloths and various bath gels in the bathroom and the lovely linens on the bed. The El Palomar restaurant in town is fabulous...some of the best Mexican food we have had in a long time. The owner (Robin) was very available for any requests or needs we might have had. We spent as much time as we could by the ocean, walking along West Cliff Drive or on the beach. We hope to return some day. =) Note: There is a set of stairs up to the front door and I would recommend for 2 people as opposed to 4.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Comfort is the key, closeness to the ocean the bonus. Perched up one flight of stairs, as described on the website, allows for more privacy and light, too. Welcome back any time!


Ristorante Avanti
"Locals neighborhood favorite, great wine list! Get a reservation!!"
Santa cruz surfing Museum
"Famous surf spot, home to many surf contests throughout the year. Historic Lighthouse/Surf M..."
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
"Santa Cruz's own amusement park right on the Main Beach!"
Pacific Yachting and Sailing
"rent a kayak or a paddle board, sign up for a sailing adventure! restaurants and great beaches."
Beautiful West Cliff Drive
"Best walking path in the county! West Cliff Hideaway is only two blocks from the midpoint on..."
Downtown Santa Cruz
"restaurants, shopping, bookstores, movie theaters!"
Natural Bridges State Beach
"Enjoy this beach year round! Butterflies migrate here in the winter, fly kites, walk and hik..."
Swift Street Commons
"Kelly's French Bakery, Santa Cruz Brewing Company, many wineries, The New Leaf Natural Foods..."
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
"a lovely place to view the coastline! shops, restaurants, photo ops galore!"
Westside Farmer's Market
"Show up here Saturday Mornings for fresh local organic produce, prepared meals, coffee, flow..."
Downtown Santa Cruz Farmer's Market
"Every Wednesday afternoon treat yourself to an abundance of fresh local organic food, music ..."
Nourish Yoga and Wellness Center
"Lovely downtown yoga studio, many classes per day, nutritional counseling and massage practi..."
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
"Fantastic marine visitor center operating with UCSC to educate the public about the role of ..."
Wilder Ranch State Park
"Ride your mountain bike along the trails. Go for a hike and photograph wildflowers and mushr..."
"get a reservation!"
Avanti Pizzeria
El Palomar Restaurant
"A #1 Mexican Food!! If you love mariscos and margaritas you owe it to yourself to come check..."
"Our wonderful City on a Hill, the University of California at Santa Cruz!"
"This store is so big you need a map, has everything and caters to local organic shopping hab..."
Cowell Beach
"big wide sandy beach, long waves, great for learning to surf or paddleboard!"
Main Beach
"Enormous big beach, right in front of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and near the Santa Cruz..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose International Airport

With advance notice we can arrange for a massage therapist we use frequently to come to the rental so you don't have to leave to get a great massage! There are yoga studios, pilates studios, jazzercise classes, winetasting, farmer's markets, paddleboarding, surfing, bike trails, hiking, sailing, 40 minutes from San Jose Airport, only 45 minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium!


Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Santa Cruz Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
HIGH Season
May 15 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
LOW Season
Oct 1 - May 13
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
cleaning fee $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes NON SMOKING PROPERTY ONLY* we do not rent to smokers*

MONTHLY RATES*low season only* $2950/mo.
$150 cleaning fee / no tax if booking 30 days or more
~equivalent to $98/night for long term rates!~

Personal CHECKS preferred (no charge)

(Visa, MasterCard, Discover accepted)
U.S (domestic) card fee 3%
International card fee 4%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Santa Cruz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Roomy, tub/shower combo, fluffy towels and shower gel-shampoo-conditioner provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) deluxe pillow-top mattress, quality linens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) brand new double size futon couch converts to comfy bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
hair dryer in bathroom provided, iron and ironing board in closet

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