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Casita De Santa Cruz - Steps from Scenic West Cliff Drive

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House - 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 6)

Casita de Santa Cruz is a delightful 2 bedroom, 2 bath home that comfortably sleeps up to six people. Artistically decorated, the 2 bedrooms each have a queen size bed and the living room has a full-size pull out couch. The large enclosed brick patio offers privacy for enjoying a soak in the 6 person hot tub, sunbathing or enjoying a barbecue while listening to the seals barking from their perches under the wharf.

An extensive DVD collection and library of books is also provided.

Casita de Santa Cruz is a hidden gem, located in the heart of a westside Santa Cruz beach neighborhood. Live like a local during your vacation.

Enjoy a bike ride along West Cliff Drive, go wine tasting, take a drive up the coast to San Francisco or down the coast to Monterey, visit the University of California, Santa Cruz, play a round of golf, go sailing on the Chardonnay, try surfing!, or just relax at the beach.

More Details

Jill F
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Casita De Santa Cruz - Steps from Scenic West Cliff Drive
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews
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Lovely guest home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week for a surf trip to Cowell's surf break. Great location, block and a half walk to the break (5-10 minute walk to Steamers Lane). Home was well taken care of: clean, comfy, well stocked kitchen with everything you might need, hot showers (inside and outside), & very comfortable beds.

We are frequent travelers (east coast, west coast, central america, PR)... and this house is easily the nicest house we have stayed in. The only downside to this house, is the spotty wi-fi. That's not necessarily a knock on this property, it may just be the area. Would absolutely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 4 of 5

I chose this rental because we needed access to both the University of California at Santa Cruz, and the Long Marine Lab. It is ideally situated to hop on Bay and drive up to UCSC, or jump on Delaware and go to the Marine Lab, not to mention within walking distance of the wharf, the Boardwalk, and Cowell and Main beaches. You can hear the sea lions barking at night! The house is very clean and there are ample towels and beach towels. We enjoyed using the barbecue and the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home, just as described. Cozy home tucked in the Westside.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for morning walks/runs along beautiful West Cliff Drive. Easy walk to beach & boardwalk. The house is neat & clean with all necessary amenities. Nice little patio with BBQ & hot tub.

Jill was vet accommodating & easy to work with. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great cottage

  • 5 of 5

this is a great 2 story cottage centrally located to the beach and surf, walking distance to the boardwalk and many amenities. Our teenage kids liked the proximity as well and went for several surf days. the cottage is well equipped for cooking on site and BBQing at the attached patio with jacuzzi.

all parties would enjoy returning!


  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved the backyard.....the hottub...the morning walks on West Cliff Drive. Beds were very comfortable. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and were able to experience our beautiful neighborhood and all it has to offer. I hope you will come visit the Casita and Santa Cruz again!
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Great place and great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 3 night stay for a quick getaway over spring break. Rental was beautiful, clean, and well equipped for fun. Location was awesome. 2 block walk to Cowell's beach for a quick surf for Dad. 15-20 min walk to the Boardwalk for the kid's and beautiful West Cliff Drive was just about a block away for Mom's AM runs. Downtown is also just quick drive away. This spot had us close to all that we enjoy in Santa Cruz. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so much! You guys were awesome guests. The Casita looked so great after you left. We really appreciate that! I hope you come back again, soon!
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Car: recommended

Walking distance to beach, boardwalk, wharf, Depot Park, Santa Cruz Warriors Arena, and Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.