WESTSIDE BUNGALOW WALK TO SURF, BEACH, BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN

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WESTSIDE BUNGALOW WALK TO SURF, BEACH, BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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This adorable, lovingly-maintained, Westside 40's bungalow is located in a central yet peaceful neighborhood. Ideally located on the corner of Bay & Lighthouse, it’s a short walk to: Cowell’s Beach, Steamer Lane, the lively Municipal Pier and the ever-entertaining Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Take one of our beach cruisers for a short bike ride Downtown, to Mission Street, New Leaf market, the Harbor and beyond. You'll never need to get into your car.

Our well-appointed, but simple home was recently renovated - adding modern amenities while maintaining it’s retro feel. For a small house, the two bedrooms, kitchen and living room are all quite spacious with loads of natural light. The sunny kitchen is great for entertaining and is outfitted with new appliances, good knives, and stocked with basic supplies like olive oil and spices. The master bedroom has a wonderful Cal King bed, work desk, task chair, and an iMac computer loaded with an interactive version of the guest handbook and local information. The larger second bedroom has two double beds. If more capacity is needed, we have an Aero bed stored in the closet along with a Pack ‘n Play for infants.

If it’s exercise you desire, you can clear your head with a 5-mile run on the gorgeous sea wall, winding along the secluded beaches and rocky outcroppings. Stroll out to West Cliff, where the world-class surf ranges from beginner to pro. Pedal up to the stunning UCSC campus or wilder ranch for amazing mountain biking, or just blaze down the scenic coast highway on your roadbike.

If you’re more interested in filling your belly, or your soul, you can ride out to the Westside Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning to pick up fresh produce, meats and flowers. Stop by Kelly’s Bakery for a fresh chocolate eclair or hit the Santa Cruz Yoga Studio for a Vinyasa Class. Kick back at the Bonny Doon wine tasting room or grab a beer at the Santa Cruz Brewery.

If you like to shop you can take a stroll Downtown on historic and vibrant Pacific Avenue. Pop into the many locally-owned businesses. Grab a taco from the Taco Bar at the Palomar Inn, have an intimate dinner at Gabriella’s but be sure to save room for dessert. Penny Ice Creamery has wild flavors made on site with surprising local ingredients.

If you want to take a day trip, there are numerous redwood hikes with swimming holes, a variety of colorful coastal towns, the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel & Pebble beach, and the San Jose Tech museum.

Check out our website. The link is at the bottom of the 'Rate Details' section.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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Alan and Brit are originally from Canada but have spent the past 15 years in the Bay Area. Alan is a product designer and Brit works in advertising as a Digital Production Consultant. We're kinda nerdy but LOVE to surf. We have traveled all over the world but think the Bay Area and Santa Cruz are hard to beat. We split our time between SF and SC.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

After spending more and more time in Santa Cruz over the past few years we realized how much it has to offer and how it is the perfect compliment to San Francisco, where we both work. We love both places and the vacation rental allows us to enjoy both.

The one downside of Santa Cruz is the traffic - especially on the weekends. Location is key. We park our car when we get here and hardly ever use it. There’s something about getting around on a beach cruiser, or strolling, that totally changes your state of mind. We always leave here feeling mentally refreshed. . . and maybe physically exhausted from surfing. It’s a great feeling.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

24 Reviews Write a Review
Westside Bungalow Walk to Surf, Beach, Boardwalk and Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
business
Westside Bungalow Walk to Surf, Beach, Boardwalk and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377763vb
(831)295-8454
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This is a beautiful little bungalow situated ideally just a block from the ocean. The property is beautifully maintained and looks better than we expected. The owners have thought of every detail and are the nicest people. We enjoyed every aspect of this vacation. There is so much to do nearby with the Wharf, the Boardwalk, downtown and trails, beaches. We've already booked next year for the same time. A+++!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Westside Bungalow Walk to Surf, Beach, Boardwalk and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377763vb
(831)295-8454
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Boise, Idaho
5

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This was the best rental expereince I've ever had. The location is literally a five minute walk to the beach and pier. The house is clean and includes things like shampoo, hair dryers, coffee makers, olive oil, etc. Alan was a great host and he even let us check in early. I liked the key less locks to the house. The bikes came in handy as we went riding daily along West Cliff Drive. The house comes with two parking spot which is handy because there are some parking restrictions on the road. This was definitely a 10 out of 10 experience!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Westside Bungalow Walk to Surf, Beach, Boardwalk and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377763vb
(831)295-8454
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
New York
5

Californian cool

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
It feels like Brit and Alan have spent years travelling and staying in other rental properties purely to come up with the perfect equation on how to do it right .... a house in a great location; a house that is clean, spacious and stylish; a large supply of high quality linen and bedding; generous supplies of bathroom, laundry and kitchen consumables; and efficient, friendly communication. The house has a laid-back, retro vibe that suits its location perfectly. The kitchen was equipped with every gadget your heart would desire, and the pantry was well stocked with all the basics you need. Thoughtful additions like a computer with a printer and stack of paper; recyclable shopping bags; surfboards/bikes/beach bags; pump packs of shampoo/conditioner/bodywash etc. What's not to love about this place?
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Westside Bungalow Walk to Surf, Beach, Boardwalk and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377763vb
(831)295-8454
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Myself, two teenagers and one child - it was the perfect setup and location!
House was adorable! Location fantastic. Very well kept and beautiful gardens.
business
Westside Bungalow Walk to Surf, Beach, Boardwalk and Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377763vb
(831)295-8454
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
5

714 Lighthouse Ave

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Given the detail provided in the listing, our expectations were exceeded throughout our 10 day stay. Can't say enough good things about our experience at this home. Many household essentials already available as we arrived. Beyond making this our home, location was exceptional. Easy access for the many activities we engaged in: walk and ride cruiser bikes on pathway along ocean cliff; Santa Cruz Pier and the seals; the boardwalk, amusement park, and that "carny atmosphere" that goes with it; participated in 2 hour private lesson to learn how to surf; day trips to see Redwoods, San Fran. and Monterey/Carmel; and just being lazy on the patio. Grocery store and wine/liquors close by. Best testimonial is that we would return in a heartbeat given the chance. Great landlords who get what this whole experience is supposed to be like. Just do it !
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Well Within Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Cowell's Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Indicators Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Steamer Lane
Nearest Point of Interest
West Cliff Drive Seawall Pathway
Nearest Point of Interest
New Leaf Market
Nearest Point of Interest
West Side Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Pleasure Point Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
38th Avenue Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
The Hook
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Harbor
Car: not necessary

Beach Volleyball Courts, Wine Tours, Redwood Forest (hiking & biking), Mountain Streams with Swimming Holes, Marine Wildlife.

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Availability & Rates

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $240/nt, $1445/wk
  • US Dollars
  • High Season and Holidays: May 1 - September 30 (5-night minimum)
  • Per Night $260
  • Per Week $1625
  • Low Season: October 1 - April 30 (2-night minimum, 3-nights on holidays)
  • Per Night $240
  • Per Week $1445
  • Monthly $3650
  • Fully Refundable Damage Deposit: $500 Cleaning Fee: $100

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Gas Heating
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
  • Secure Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Shed
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • golf
  • surfing
Notes:
2 Beach Cruiser Bikes, 2 Beginner Surfboards, Boogie Boards, Previously-Enjoyed Wetsuits. Backyard, Central Location, Walk to Boardwalk, Walk to Steamer Lane, One Block from Cowell's Beach.