Where to stay around Santa Cruz?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,629 vacation rentals near Santa Cruz. From 897 Studios to 890 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Cruz for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Santa Cruz?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santa Cruz. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Santa Cruz Beach: 2,041 vacation rentals
  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,900 vacation rentals
  • Madeira Casino: 2,865 vacation rentals
  • Funchal Marina: 2,863 vacation rentals
  • Madeira Stadium: 2,777 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Cruz listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in Santa Cruz?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 897 Studios in Santa Cruz. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Cruz include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 890 rentals available
  • Houses: 284 rentals available
  • Hotels: 225 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Cruz?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 626 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Cruz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Why people love visiting charming Santa Cruz

    Enjoy the culture and other features of Santa Cruz. This city's beaches, seaside and sporting events attract many visitors, and its romantic and relaxing location add to the charm. Palheiro Gardens and Madeira Stadium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

    Activities and attractions in Santa Cruz

    Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Santa Cruz has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

    • Santo da Serra Golf Club (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
    • Quinta Da Junta (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
    • Palheiro Golf Club (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
    • Funchal Cable Car - Monte Station (6.2 mi / 10 km)
    • Funchal-Monte Teleferico (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
    • PR11 Vereda dos Balcões (6.8 mi / 11 km)

    Seasonal weather in Santa Cruz

    If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, September, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 78°F.

    Exploring the natural landscape of Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Santa Cruz is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

    • Palheiro Gardens (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
    • Botanical Garden (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
    • Monte Palace Gardens (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
    • Santa Cruz Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
    • Reis Magos Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
    • Ponta da Oliveira (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)