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Great View of the Ocean, Featured on Architect's Tour

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Westside House Rental Photos and Description

Four bedrooms, three full baths, sleeps up to 9

Bring your large group of family or friends to this four-bedroom, three-bath stunner. Marvel at our 180-degree view of breaking waves while dining and relaxing on the deck or in the great room. Flat-panel TVs throughout.

Less than 10-yr.-old vacation rental with wireless Internet, an outdoor hot tub (seats 4-5), upstairs and downstairs living rooms with fireplaces, full kitchens, ovens stovetops. High-end, hotel-like furniture. Everything for cooking, serving gourmet meals.


On the quiet West side of Santa Cruz, by the popular West Cliff ocean promenade. You look over one rooftop to enjoy the ocean. Great bakery, coffee shop, and outdoor jazz up the street; a Safeway store, the best Italian (Ristorante Avanti) and Chinese (Omei) restaurants a half mile away, plus all restaurants on the water by the Pier.

In addition to its great view of the waves from on high, this newer vacation rental has a wireless Internet, an outdoor hot tub (seats 4-5), two fireplaces (upstairs and downstairs), high-vaulted ceilings, a great sound system with 4 in-the-wall speakers, DVD players in all rooms, granite countertops, island with bar stools, a large dining table, new appliances, and everything for the gourmet cook. Walk North along the ocean 1/4 mile to Natural Bridges State Park, or South to the lighthouse and the Boardwalk of Santa Cruz.

Enjoy TVs and DVD players in all 4 bedrooms. The house has 3 full baths with showers, 2 with tubs; an outdoor shower on the lower deck for surfers, and a large library of good books for non-surfers. Handicap-accessible, baby crib, sheets, blanket provided plus a desk with a fax machine.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Dorothy Webster
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Dorothy Webster

I owned a small bungalow on this prime lot just off West Cliff Drive and rented it to summer vacationers in the '80s and 90's. It became such a popular vacation rental, I did a tear down and built a whole new, tall, two-story home designed for vacationers who like to cook, serve, and enjoy meals together. Thus, the table seats nine, great cooking gear, serving platters provided.

Dorothy Webster purchased this house in 2004

Why Dorothy Webster chose Santa Cruz

Every time I drive along West Cliff drive to upgrade this vacation rental, which I do a lot, I find peace, joy, and exhilaration in the Santa Cruz coastline. I've travelled in Ireland, Italy, and South America, and I think the views you see while walking along West Cliff drive beat them all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Dorothy,

We had a fantastic time in Santa Cruz this summer! Your rental home was perfect for us.

We really enjoyed it very much. It was beautiful! We loved the view of the ocean.

It was a wonderful stay and I wish I was there right now.

Jun 2007
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Great View of the Ocean, Featured on Architect's Tour
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 51 reviews
Bay Area, California

Great Westside Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well run vacation rental! Dorothy was great to work with, sending additional photos when I had questions, and even sending detailed information about local restaurants etc ahead of our stay. The house is very clean and well stocked with games, dvds, books, BIKES! (yes, we saved money on rentals!) The kitchen seems to have everything the cooks needed. Our favorite places were the upstairs deck and the outdoor firepit! The location one house away from West Cliff is perfect! We will return!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

Dorothy was responsive and addressed all of my questions and concerns before date of arrival. She was also very accommodating which means a lot to me since I have kids. The beach house is in a perfect location! The house is also very clean with more cooking amenities that I've ever seen in a beach house rental! The house is big enough for everyone to hang out without feeling like we are in each other's space. I would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Perfect and will rent again!

  • 5 of 5

Dorothy's house is amazing - so clean and well maintained which is paramount for us in a rental - but also so comfortable for both kids and grandparents! We loved the layout of the house - lots of zones for our family members to relax. In addition to the property being perfect, Dorothy and her team are a dream to work with - they are so organized, great communicators, and offer lots of great info about Sant Cruz. A perfect rental experience and we cannot wait to rent again. Thank you Dorothy!! Megan & family

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Panama City Beach Fl

West Coast Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Dorothy's home is absolutely beautiful with every amenity you could ask for. Three generations of my family had a wonderful stay while we celebrated our daughter's accomplishments at UCSC marine lab. There was something for everyone. Clean and comfortable and close to everything. Definitely a West Coast Paradise!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 4 of 5

Excellent location, modern home with lots of room, clean and very well appointed, especially the kitchen and accessories. Highest reco!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Sunnyvale, CA

Lovely home, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Dorothy's home. It was a lovely environment to relax in, well appointed kitchen, cozy rooms, warm and inviting fireplaces and a fire pit to roast marshmallows. She has a shelf full of games and books, sand toys and bicycles, really everything you need. You can walk out along the ocean within minutes of stepping out front, the beach access is walkable at Natural Bridges. The boardwalk is close by, Kelly's bakery and the organic brewery were walking distance. Dorothy was a pleasure to be in contact with, very personable and truly wanted us to enjoy our time. We'll be coming back again and again to her home.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Car: recommended

Walk out your front door to West Cliff Drive and a sea-level experience of the ocean. Walk or bike along West Cliff Drive, above spraying waves. One-half mile to Natural Bridges State Beach; many other beaches on the way to the lighthouse, Steamer Lane, and the Boardwalk. Enjoy outdoor seafood bars, many restaurants on the pier with seals to watch in the water below. 40 minutes to Monterey and its famous Aquarium and Cannery Row. A little further South to Carmel and Big Sur. Take Hwy. 1 North for a magnificent 1.5-hour drive to San Francisco.

Other Activities: Walk along West Cliff Drive, above the Pacific.


Rates & Availability

Westside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Oct 19 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter Holiday
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Apr 30 2017 - May 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 24 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning/Linens $370 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Sleeps up to 9.
Non-Refundable Damage Deposit $75 (included in total)
Cleaning, Linens $370
Summer: one full week only,Sunday to Sunday $4119
Winter: $616/night (two-night minimum).
Winter Week $3913
Winter Month $6000 (plus utilities).
Holiday Month $9000 (plus utilities)

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a king-size bed, a full view of the ocean, its own large, full bathroom, a TV, DVD player, and in-the-wall speakers. Another bedroom upstairs has a queen bed and its own bathroom, a TV, DVD player, and an adjoining room with a desk, many bookcase shelves, and a baby crib (sheet, blanket provided). One bedroom downstairs has a queen bed; the other bedroom downstairs has three twin beds. Another living room downstairs has a futon that makes into a single bed.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Stunning view. Newly built, for vacation renters. One king, two queen, three single beds, one fold-out single futon. Hot tub; two fireplaces, kitchens (one up; one downstairs); outdoor shower; DVD players; large library of good books; baby crib provided; desk. The large deck has a fabulous gas grill and outdoor dining. Gourmet cook's dream: all equipment, including KitchenAid mixer. Comfortable seating for large group in the great room, at the counter, watching the cook(s).

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