WESTSIDE BUNGALOW WALK TO SURF, BEACH, BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN

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Bedrooms 2
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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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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
Show Phone Number
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Speaks english

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Santa Cruz

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.

What makes this house unique

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
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Westside Bungalow Walk to Surf, Beach, Boardwalk and Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 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
Poland, Ohio
5

Perfect family rental!

  • 5 of 5
We moved from California to Ohio years ago but return to visit family and friends whenever we can. We have stayed in several other rental properties in Santa Cruz/Capitola but this one was our favorite! Loved the decor, very clean, quiet neighborhood yet so close to everything. Every morning my husband and I jogged/walked West Cliff Dr a block away after drinking coffee supplied by the owners...fresh coffee beans with a coffee grinder sitting on the counter upon our arrival. It's the little things like that which make a difference! Great attention to detail anticipating everything a renter would need. My husband is a surfer (not so much since moving to Ohio) and Alan was great about loaning him his surfboard and the kids loved using the paddle boards at Cowells. I'm surprised we never got around to using the cruiser bikes but next time..thanks Alan and Brit for such a wonderful home!
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2024
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
Napa, California
5

This is the one!

  • 5 of 5
This vacation rental deserves 10 stars in my book. This darling cottage is equipped with everything you would ever need for your beach vacation. Very clean, wonderful decor. Location is ideal. This house was perfect for our family. Can't wait to rent this one again!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
El Dorado Hills, Ca
5

Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Tournament

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough about the stay we had at this property. Not only was it within a couple blocks of the Boardwalk it was clean, organized, detailed with things to do etc. The home was quiet and in a perfect neighborhood, couldn't ask for a better outcome after seeing and staying at this property. Not only will we make sure to reserve for next year, we will also plan an additional vacation down to Santa Cruz based on the location and convenience of this property. We stay at several VRBO homes and have seen some of the good and bad, we highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
CA
5

Authentic Santa Cruz Charm & Comfort

Authentic Santa Cruz Charm & Comfort
  • 5 of 5
This was our second time staying at this house, and it was just as wonderful as the first! Perfect for our small family (2 adults, 1 toddler), the house is equipped with everything you will need. From kitchen appliances, laundry, space heaters, to high chairs, beach toys, and bikes! Everything was clean, furnishings are well thought out and comfortable, and the keypad entry made things super easy.

Situated in an ideal location, you can walk to much of what Santa Cruz is known for -- the beach, boardwalk, or the path along West Cliff. Easy access to downtown as well, with or without a car.

We have loved coming to Santa Cruz for years and now we feel like we have a home away from home there. The owners were great to communicate with ...we can't wait to stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
Tennessee
5

Great cottage and great location

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was extremely clean and well equipped. Much thought had gone into the renovation and furnishings. The location is fantastic and Alan and Brit were very nice.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
San Francisco, CA
5

Great location, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time on a weekend excursion to Santa Cruz. The house was comfortable and had many conveniences, such as laundry, keypad entry, bikes, beach gear, and kitchen staples. The highlight was taking out the beach cruisers for a ride along the water near the lighthouse. The location near the walk/bike path was ideal for our weekend. The house was very comfortable and the hosts were super helpful and responsive.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Map

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.

Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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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

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:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Secure Parking
  • 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
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Computer Available ...
  • Telephone
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Gas Heating
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • surfing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • swimming
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.