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Casita De Santa Cruz - Steps from Scenic West Cliff Drive

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017


Circles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Casita De Santa Cruz - Steps from Scenic West Cliff Drive
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

Perfect location and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Casita de Santa Cruz is an ideal place to stay in Santa Cruz! It's close to the beach, the boardwalk, West Cliff Drive and downtown Santa Cruz. We rent bikes and barely use a car when we stay here. We like it so much, we've stayed three times. Comfortable, clean, great back yard jacuzzi and indoor fireplace, well equipped kitchen. Perfect for a family of four or two couples or any combo that fits in 2 bed rooms, each with a double bed. Cozy, yet plenty of room (2 stories). Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am so glad you found the casita 3 years ago, and that we reconnected! I hope we see you again next year!
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Great location. Very comfortable home. It was our second time staying here and we'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Very comfortable home. It was our second time staying here and we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! You ladies are the best! I hope the race treated you well. See you next year!
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Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely little house was impeccable. It was thoroughly clean and well stocked with towels, linens, laundry supplies, toilet paper, and there was even a new sponge for the kitchen sink! There were extra supplies in the cupboards and refrigerator as well as clothes hangers and in the closets. The beds were comfortable and the hot tub was a perfect temperature. The location was central to town and walking distance to the ocean overlook, the boardwalk, and UC Santa Cruz and was just a few minutes drive. Lastly the owner, Jill, was available to answer questions and remedy anything that came up. Overall I'd recommend this lovely little house !!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quiet and just a short walk to everything

  • 4 of 5

had a great time. would recommend this property to our friends. the owners were friendly and responded quickly to any concerns

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Casita de Santa Cruz! We really appreciate the feedback. And we especially love it when our guests leave the house in the great shape that you folks did! A huge "thank you"! We would love to have you stay with us again!
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We had a fantastic time in Santa Cruz

  • 3 of 5

I would wake up in the morning, take a walk along West Cliff Road, gazing at the ocean, walk into downtown and grab a cup of coffee at Verve. What a great way to start the day. The house was nice. The furniture was a little tired. The kitchen was well stocked. We did a lot of cooking and it was really nice to have the kitchen stocked with miscellaneous item such as spices. No decent beer glasses. The hot tub was great but the setting left something to be desired. No good places to sit outside. The bathrooms were updated and clean. A fantastic shower head on the second floor. I would say the two best things about the house were the location and the kitchen.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm not sure what you were referring to with the comment about the furniture? Also, beer glasses? We have plenty of drinking glasses, in a variety of sizes, including wine glasses, martini glasses, champagne glasses and 2 sizes of drinking glasses. And there is a nice table with 4 chairs on the back patio, don't know what more you were looking for. Typically our guests don't spend a lot of time at the house, they're spending their time at the beach, or sightseeing! I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Santa Cruz!
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Ideal location in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed in early November. The owners are very nice and very helpful, the house is comfortable and a short walk to the wharf where lots of sea lions and dolphins hang out, and several good affordable restaurants. Also the boardwalk with all the entertainment. Plus a very short drive to the location of tide pools at low tide. And relatively convenient drives to Safeway and Costco. The grill and the hot tub on the back patio work very well also. You can't go wrong renting this place for a stay in Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were awesome! Thanks for choosing the Casita for your time in Santa Cruz. I hope you will come visit us again!
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Rates & Availability

Circles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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


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